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El Salvador: On the brink of death: Violence against women and the abortion ban in El Salvador: Executive summary

, Index number: AMR 29/004/2014

Every year, thousands of women and girls are denied their rights and choices by El Salvador’s total ban on abortion and its criminalization. Women and girls who are carrying an unwanted pregnancy are confronted with two options: commit a crime by terminating the pregnancy, or continue with the unwanted pregnancy. This executive summary, which accompanies the report of the same name, outlines the barriers faced by women and girls in El Salvador in exercising their rights, particularly those barriers that obstruct the realization of their sexual and reproductive rights.

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