Latin America

Supreme Court of El Salvador Refuses To Allow Seriously Sick Woman To Have Abortion

Despite the fact the fetus, which is missing part of its brain, will almost certainly not survive


The Supreme Court of El Salvador has refused to allow a seriously ill pregnant woman to have an abortion, even though her foetus has almost no chance of survival.

Lawyers for the young woman—who suffers from lupus and kidney failure—had argued that continuing the pregnancy would place her life at risk.

The foetus itself is missing part or all of its brain.

All abortions are prohibited in El Salvador under any circumstances.