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Salvadoran Woman Who Was Jailed for Having Stillbirth Released After 6 Years Behind Bars

HeadlineSep 28, 2020

In El Salvador, a 29-year-old woman sent to prison for having a stillbirth has been released on conditional freedom after six years. In 2014, Cindy Erazo suffered an obstetric emergency, unaware she was eight months pregnant. She woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed, accused of having an abortion and charged with aggravated homicide. El Salvador has long criminalized abortions, with a total ban since 1998. Dozens have been convicted and imprisoned after having miscarriages and stillbirths. 

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