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    Bertha Alvarez Manninen

    • Have a Miscarriage and Go to Jail? Potential Consequences of Personhood Amendments

      Posted on January 27, 2015

      When she was 18, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana was sentenced to 30 years in jail. Her crime was delivering a stillborn baby. She was suspected of having had an abortion. While her  sentence was overturned on January 21,  her original conviction of homicide was the result of Article 1 of El Salvador’s constitution: “El Salvador . .… Read more

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