Activists urge human rights court to condemn El Salvador’s abortion ban

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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Women’s rights activists on Monday called for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to condemn El Salvador in a case brought a decade ago by a woman who died after being forced to carry a pregnancy, although the fetus could not survive. In February 2013, a young woman known only as Beatriz was diagnosed with her second high-risk pregnancy. Living with lupus disease, she was told she would likely die if the pregnancy continued and anencephaly – a lethal condition under which parts of the brain and skull do not develop inside the womb – meant the fetus could not survi…

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