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El Salvador Woman, Denied Abortion, Has C-Section

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A woman who was denied an abortion by the Supreme Court in El Salvador has undergone a premature Caesarean section. The 22-year-old woman wanted to end the pregnancy because she was at risk due to lupus and kidney problems.

The fetus developed without a complete brain and skull and died shortly after birth.

Last week, the country’s Supreme Court upheld an absolute ban on abortions under any circumstances. However, the health minister said a Caesarean was an acceptable intervention.

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