International court tells El Salvador to allow abortion of deformed fetus




 
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International court tells El Salvador to allow abortion of deformed fetus
 
May 31st, 2013  
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International court tells El Salvador to allow abortion of deformed fetus
By Isabella Cota SAN JOSE (Reuters) - The regional human rights court for the Americas on Thursday told El Salvador it must let doctors perform an abortion on a woman carrying a seriously deformed fetus that has put her life at risk, but the Central American nation was not bound by the move. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights took the action after El Salvador's Supreme Court issued a ruling on Wednesday rejecting an appeal brought by the 22-year-old woman at the center of the case. She had sought an abortion even though El Salvador banned all types of abortion in 1999. ...




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