The story of Sara Rogel, the young Salvadoran woman freed after spending nearly a decade in prison for an abortion
Sara Rogel was about to finish high school when she was sentenced to 30 years in prison. In October 2012, the then 18-year-old Salvadoran woman was arrested and convicted of "aggravated homicide" after a miscarriage she claims was caused by a fall. "It was an accident that turned my life upside down. I loved my baby and because of a fall I ended up in jail," she told a news conference after her release on Tuesday. After serving almost 10 years in a women's prison, the Salvadoran justice system decided to commute Rogel's sentence in January and, after several hearings and court proceedings, a judge decreed her conditional release at the end of May.
Doctors invoke "conscientious objection" to not terminate rape pregnancies
Doctors at the San Antonio de los Sauces Hospital in Monteagudo, Chuquisaca, refused to perform a termination of pregnancy on a 12-year-old girl, the result of rape, invoking conscientious objection, reported Erbol. The doctors decided to send her to the city of Sucre for the procedure.
Body found in El Alto corresponds to woman who disappeared in La Paz after attending a clinic
The 12-week pregnant victim went to a clinic in the Garita area of Lima on Sunday morning and her relatives have lost contact with her since then. Her body was found on Monday and the IDIF determined that she died as a result of a botched abortion. She leaves behind four orphaned children.
Why coronavirus confinement hasn't raised birth rates
For those who thought confinement would leave couples with little else to do but procreate, there was a surprise: not a baby boom but the opposite. Studies show that the United States is facing the steepest decline in births in a century, and in some parts of Europe the decline is even steeper.
About the law on voluntary termination of pregnancy in Argentina
Like many Bolivians, from women's organizations and others, through social networks, we have attended last December 30, 2020 with expectation to the approval of the Law of Regulation of Access to the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy in Argentina, a great step forward at the Latin American level in response to the exercise of sexual and reproductive rights of many women.
Decriminalization of abortion debated in Venezuela
A 13-year-old girl who was sexually abused by a neighbor voluntarily terminated a 12-week pregnancy and sparked a debate on the decriminalization of abortion in Venezuela, where the courts jailed the woman who helped her and freed the assailant for lack of evidence.
Bolivia registers 95 femicides and 45 infanticides so far this year
The director of the Specialized Prosecutor's Office of Crimes Against Life and Persons, Nuria Gonzales, reported Friday that so far this year, Bolivia already recorded 95 femicides, while the Infanticidios reached 45, with data ranging from January 1 to October 15 of this management.