El Salvador Woman, Denied Abortion, Has C-Section

A woman who was denied an abortion by the Supreme Court in El Salvador has undergone a premature Caesarean section. The 22-year-old woman wanted to end the pregnancy because she was at risk due to lupus and kidney problems.

The fetus developed without a complete brain and skull and died shortly after birth.

Last week, the country’s Supreme Court upheld an absolute ban on abortions under any circumstances. However, the health minister said a Caesarean was an acceptable intervention.