El Salvador women jailed for suffering miscarriages – BBC News

BBC News published this video item, entitled “El Salvador women jailed for suffering miscarriages – BBC News” – below is their description.

El Salvador has seen several high profile cases of women who suffered miscarriages being sentenced to 30 years in jail for murder.

In February, four of these women sat down before the the press. Between them, they had served nearly 50 years in prison.

Among them was Elsy. who told the BBC: “I just kept thinking, ‘Why? Why did those who testified against me do this?'”

The country has some of the world’s harshest anti-abortion laws, which ban all kinds of terminations even if the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother’s life or results from rape or incest.

BBC News YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - BBC News

The video item below is a piece of English language content from BBC News. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster funded by the UK Government, and British license fee payers. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London.

Recent from BBC News:

Heatwave forces canals to close across the UK – BBC News

Calls for urgent access to Ukraine nuclear plant held by Russian forces – BBC News

Former US President Donald Trump arch-enemy Liz Cheney ousted in Wyoming election – BBC News

In This Story: El Salvador

El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador (Spanish: República de El Salvador, literally “Republic of The Saviour”), is a country in Central America. El Salvador’s capital and largest city is San Salvador.

The colón, the currency of El Salvador since 1892, was replaced by the United States dollar in 2001.

2 Recent Items: El Salvador

El Salvador Arrests 50,000 People For Alleged Gang Ties

El Salvador Defends Bitcoin Bet Despite 50% Loss on its Investment

In This Story: Murder

Murder is the unlawful killing of another human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought. This state of mind may, depending upon the jurisdiction, distinguish murder from other forms of unlawful homicide, such as manslaughter.

2 Recent Items: Murder

Ontario doctor accused of murder now charged with 3 more patient deaths

Global National: Aug. 17, 2022 | Medically assisted death suggestion to Canadian veteran sparks fury

In This Story: Rape

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent.

4 Recent Items: Rape

Accused attempted rapist Anthony James Stengewis ‘does not care’ about charges | 7NEWS

The only EU country where abortion is illegal – BBC News

NSW Parliament’s culture of bullying, intimidation, sexual harassment and rape | 7NEWS

NSW Labor’s Chris Minns responds to Broderick review into bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.