In retrial, El Salvador acquits woman accused of killing her stillborn child

Evelyn Hernandez, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a suspected abortion, embraces her lawyer Bertha Deleon after a hearing in Ciudad Delgado, El Salvador August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

CIUDAD DELGADO, El Salvador (Reuters) – A Salvadoran court on Monday acquitted a woman accused of homicide after giving birth to a stillborn baby in a case that drew international attention to the socially conservative nation’s strict abortion ban. Evelyn Hernandez, 21, was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion and had already served three […]

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