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17 women in jail in El Salvador for having a miscarriage

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FayKorgasm Fri 16-Jan-15 17:53:33


Its barbaric.

Schoolaroundthecorner Fri 16-Jan-15 17:57:05

As if having a miscarriage isn't horrible enough this is completely appalling, and to be reported by the medical staff who are supposed to be caring for you....

One of the toughest anti-abortion regimes in the world, this is one of the results of such a stance.

morethanpotatoprints Fri 16-Jan-15 18:00:07

Some countries are barbaric.
I agree, the poor women.

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 16-Jan-15 18:02:51

I really don't know what to say.

those poor women. miscarriage is incredibly sad but just one of those things that happen for no reason. There's no blame and there's never anything the mum could have done.

You may as well jail them for making it rain because it's basically punishing them fir natural occurrences.

what kind of stupid person can pass a law with so little knowledge about it.

SconeRhymesWithGone Fri 16-Jan-15 18:11:59


And this country calls itself "the savior."

alsmutko Fri 16-Jan-15 18:13:24

There's some US States which sometimes do that too. Was just reading about it today on Everyday Feminism on FB.

wickedlazy Fri 16-Jan-15 18:16:36

That's appalling sad

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 16-Jan-15 18:18:30

What do they go by?
I mean some prescription drugs van be harm full do they blame and jail a woman for a drug side effect and a contraception failure?

what about when the find no traces of drugs or alcohol or any thing?

what of the woman has a medical condition incompatible with pregnancy?

40 years for an evidence less "crime"


Where's the medical and psychological help for women going through a miscarriage sad

Schoolaroundthecorner Fri 16-Jan-15 19:06:43

If you found yourself having a miscarriage you just wouldn't go to hospital would you? Leaving open the possibility of all sorts of further complications and possible risk to your life, just horrific.

scallopsrgreat Fri 16-Jan-15 20:25:46

Control. It's all about controlling women.

Awful. Those poor women sad

Bue Sat 17-Jan-15 13:04:51

I'm absolutely speechless at this sad

PhaedraIsMyName Sun 18-Jan-15 03:59:37

And Ortega was the darling of the left throughout the 80s. I remember going to several pro- Sandanista benefit shows at the Edinburgh fringe.

I suppose you just have to keep hammering away via organisations like Amnesty.

vesuvia Mon 19-Jan-15 20:30:22

PhaedraIsMyName wrote - "Ortega was the darling of the left throughout the 80s. I remember going to several pro- Sandanista benefit shows"

How are the Nicaraguans you mention relevant to this thread about El Salvador?

PhaedraIsMyName Mon 19-Jan-15 20:35:05

Oh course but Nicaragua is just as bad. I've read similar reports about Nicaragua.

HouseWhereNobodyLives Tue 20-Jan-15 07:01:06

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Koalafications Wed 21-Jan-15 20:24:06

This is unbelievable.

I don't even know what to say.

PhaedraIsMyName Wed 21-Jan-15 20:32:51

None of this is new you know. That's why I got confused with Nicaragua where similar jailings have happened

Latin America is home to five of the seven countries in the world in which abortion is banned in all instances, even when the life of the woman is at risk: Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, along with the Vatican City and Malta.

PuffinsAreFictitious Wed 21-Jan-15 20:34:14

And the USA

Koalafications Wed 21-Jan-15 20:45:39

So mainly catholic countries then?!

HouseWhereNobodyLives Fri 23-Jan-15 08:37:46

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