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El Salvador: woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide after miscarriage

Activists say case offers a stark warning to women in the US, where the supreme court is considering overturning Roe v Wade

A court in El Salvador has sentenced a woman who suffered a miscarriage to 30 years in prison for aggravated homicide, in a case which activists said offers a stark warning to women in the United States, where the supreme court is considering overturning a key ruling which legalized abortion.

The woman, identified only as “Esme”, was sentenced on Monday, after nearly two years under pre-trial detention, following her arrest when she sought medical care in a public hospital.

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