A mother of two, said she miscarried at her home in rural El Salvador but the police, and a judge, didn’t believe her. They charged and convicted her for aggravated homicide, sentencing her to 30 years in prison.
In 2010, she died alone in a hospital of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a disease her lawyers say caused her to miscarry. Her Children are now alone in the same system.
More than 140 women have been charged under El Salvador’s total ban on abortion since 1998, incarcerated for up to 35 years in some of the world’s most notorious prisons.
This means a woman can be raped and then incarcerated due to forced pregnancy complications.