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Prior to 1998, abortion was permitted in cases of rape, incest, where a foetus was injured or if the life of the woman was in danger.
Yet that year, amid pressure from religious conservatives, the law was changed to remove any exceptions whatsoever.
These laws are a form of violence.” Ms Rivera was among a group of women convicted of “aggravated homicide” and handed jail terms of up to 40 years.
The plight of “Las 17” has drawn attention both in El Salvador and internationally, and she is the third of the women to be released.
“I am happy that I am with my son,” she told T The case of the Ms Rivera, 33, has drawn attention to a reality that activists in El Salvador have described as nothing less than a battle to control women’s bodies.
According to court papers, she fainted and when she came around she experienced a strong urge to defecate.
As she sat in the outdoor toilet, she had intense cramps and “felt as if a little ball fell from her body.” Then she fainted once again, and fell to the ground where she was found by her mother-in-law.
“Maria Teresa’s release is a victory and symbolises hope for women who have suffered under El Salvador’s unjust laws,” said Nancy Northup, president of the Washington-based Centre for Reproductive Rights.
“Women should never face criminal prosecution when they suffer pregnancy complications.” The struggle for women’s rights in El Salvador is taking place in the context of a deeply unequal society and one that is recovering from the impact of a bloody 12-year civil war between a military-controlled government and left wing guerrillas that left up to 75,000 people dead.