El Salvador has some of the toughest anti-abortion laws in the world. Even women and girls who have been raped are not permitted to terminate a pregnancy. Those who suffer a miscarriage are under automatic suspicion.
A Salvadorean woman serving time over an alleged abortion has been released halfway through her 30-year sentence. International campaigners say two dozen women remain behind bars under the country's strict abortion laws.
A woman convicted of killing her child has received a 30-year prison sentence in El Salvador. But she has denied committing murder, saying her child was stillborn.
On International Safe Abortion Day, a WHO study has revealed that millions of women resort to desperate measures to terminate their pregnancies. The percentage of unsafe abortions is highest in Latin America.
The country already has some of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws, but the ruling PiS party wants to tighten them further. The EU human rights head has warned this would put Poland at odds with international law.
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