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Dec. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-DATA-1

"Activists put the number of women jailed on abortion-related charges at 49-some for a procedure that millions of women worldwide consider their right, others following medical emergencies or miscarriage (the term in Spanish is 'spontaneous abortion'). Other estimates give double that number of women imprisoned" (para 5).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"54 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births" (para 12).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"But Herrera expects the bill to run into tough opposition from the conservative Arena party. She has been called an apologist for what is considered by many Salvadorans to be a heinous crime. Even in the Ilopango women's jail-where most of those convicted on abortion charges have been incarcerated-sympathy can be in short supply. Ramirex and Ordonez say that during their time in prison they kept quiet for fear of being branded 'baby killers'" (para 30).
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"'Where is the criminal intent in miscarriage?' asks Dennis Munoz, a lawyer working with rights groups to free women in prison on abortion charges in Central America's smallest country" (para 6). "Her release followed a campaign to free 17 women serving long sentences [due to abortion laws], spearheaded by Morena herrera, El Salvador's leading advocate for abortion law reform. arguing that the women are victims rather than criminals, activists filed simultaneously for pardons for the entire group in April 2014, but only Vasquez's suit was accepted. Ramirez, who had been allowed in the later years of her prison term to work outside the jail and to visit her family during ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"Ramirez was convicted under anti-abortion laws so draconain that not only seeking to terminate a pregnancy but even suffering a miscarriage or complicated premature birth can put a woman behind bars for as long as 40 years under charges of aggravated murder. Pro-Choice activists say El Salvador's enforcment of anti-abortion legislation is harsh even among countries where the law comes down emphatically against terminations. It has created a culture of suspicion, they say, in which women are presumed guilty and reported by the very health professionals they turn to for help" (para 3). 'The atmosphere in the public health service has become pernicious. Doctors and staff fear that failure to ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"Ramirez was convicted under anti-abortion laws so draconain that not only seeking to terminate a pregnancy but even suffering a miscarriage or complicated premature birth can put a woman behind bars for as long as 40 years under charges of aggravated murder. Pro-Choice activists say El Salvador's enforcment of anti-abortion legislation is harsh even among countries where the law comes down emphatically against terminations. It has created a culture of suspicion, they say, in which women are presumed guilty and reported by the very health professionals they turn to for help" (para 3). "Doctors and staff fear that failure to report a suspicious case will cost them their jobs or ...more
Dec. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"17 deaths of children under five per 1,000 live births" (para 14).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Chile, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Malta, Nicaragua, Panama, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 18 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 10, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: CBMC-DATA-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"Between 2013 and 2015, one out of every three pregnancies was to an adolescent mother, according information from the Ministry of Health" (p 4)
Nov. 10, 2017, 2:50 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Adolescent pregnancy is one of the biggest sexual and reproductive health challenges in the Latin America and Caribbean region. Factors contributing to the region’s high rates of teen pregnancy include widespread gender-based violence, lack of comprehensive sexuality education, and barriers to sexual and reproductive health services. In El Salvador, UNFPA is working with the government and local partners to increase awareness of these issues. Students, teachers and parents have been targeted with training sessions, educational programmes and awareness-raising messages, all covering the issues that fuel adolescent pregnancy as well as the consequences of early motherhood. Community members learn about topics including sexual violence, the importance of eliminating child marriage and ...more
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"For more than 16 years, El Salvador has criminalized abortion in all circumstances—even when necessary to save a woman’s life—imposing harsh criminal penalties on both women and physicians. The ban has resulted in the wrongful imprisonment of countless women who have suffered pregnancy-related complications and miscarriages, who are then charged for having an abortion and wrongfully convicted of homicide" (para 3). "In November 2011, without ever realizing she was pregnant, Maria Teresa went into early labor, experiencing heavy bleeding and ultimately miscarried in a public restroom. Her family called emergency services and at the hospital the police were called on the suspicion that she induced an abortion. Despite inconsistencies and ...more
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-PRACTICE-1

"A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage is being released, according to the San Salvador Third Tribunal of Sentences (Tribunal Tercero de Sentencia de San Salvador) ruling today. Serving three years of a 40 year sentence, Maria Teresa is suffering from serious health complications stemming from a kidney infection she developed prior to her miscarriage that was left untreated" (para 1-2). "In November 2011, without ever realizing she was pregnant, Maria Teresa went into early labor, experiencing heavy bleeding and ultimately miscarried in a public restroom. Her family called emergency services and at the hospital the police were called on the suspicion that she induced an abortion" (para 8). ...more
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: 'Maria Teresa’s release is a victory and symbolizes hope for women who have suffered under El Salvador’s unjust laws. Women should never face criminal prosecution when they suffer pregnancy complications. Maria Teresa was treated for far too long as a criminal and denied her dignity, freedom, and rights. El Salvador must be held accountable for the gross human rights violations endured by every Salvadoran woman who has been wrongfully imprisoned under this needlessly devastating law'" (para 4-7). "Prior to Maria Teresa’s hearing, the U.S. State Department issued a letter this week expressing that the U.S. government has 'serious ...more
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"For more than 16 years, El Salvador has criminalized abortion in all circumstances—even when necessary to save a woman’s life—imposing harsh criminal penalties on both women and physicians" (para 3).
Oct. 27, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"In December 2014, a coalition of NGOs led by Agrupación Ciudadana and the Center for Reproductive Rights, launched the 'Las17' online campaign calling for the release of 'Guadalupe' and 16 other Salvadoran women who all suffered obstetric emergencies, were charged for having an abortion and were later convicted of homicide" (para 11). "The Center for Reproductive Rights has worked for more than 12 years to expose the consequences that El Salvador’s blanket abortion ban has on the lives of women" (para 16).
Sept. 25, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-6

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Sept. 22, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"The country is home to more than 22,000 minors who are married or co-habiting, according to El Salvador government data" (para 6).
Sept. 22, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MABFC-DATA-1

"UNICEF estimates there were more than 25,000 births by underage mothers in 2015" (para 7).
Sept. 22, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

"Activists and even the government argue that the rule is often abused, particularly in poor, rural areas, where shamed families marry off their daughters to their alleged rapists so they will not be forced to bring up the child alone" (para 3).
Sept. 22, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"It is illegal for people under the age of 18 in El Salvador to marry, but an exception was made in 1994, allowing underage girls who are pregnant to wed with parental approval" (para 2).
Sept. 22, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"El Salvador lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to abolish a controversial, 23-year-old law that allowed men to marry underage girls they had impregnated" (para 1).
Sept. 22, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"El Salvador lawmakers on Thursday unanimously voted to abolish a controversial, 23-year-old law that allowed men to marry underage girls they had impregnated, a practice that critics charged protected sexual assailants from criminal prosecution" (para 1).
Sept. 22, 2017, 7:39 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Activists and even the government argue that the rule is often abused, particularly in poor, rural areas, where shamed families marry off their daughters to their alleged rapists so they will not be forced to bring up the child alone" (para 3). "The country is home to more than 22,000 minors who are married or co-habiting, according to El Salvador government data" (para 6).
Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

1.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

0.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

4.0