El Salvador Releases 1 of "Las 17" women from Jail.

The Salvadoran government has officially released a second member of "Las 17" — 17 Salvadoran women who are in jail for homicide after having a miscarriage or other obstetric complications — but are refusing to pardon the 15 remaining women.
Last month, the Salvadoran Congress approved a pardon for a woman known as Guadalupe.
El Salvador is one of several Central and South American countries that have criminalized abortion in all cases, even when the woman's health is at risk.


Feb 19, 2015