In the Central American country of El-Salvador, Miscarriage carries prison sentence. It is a very strong catholic country and abortion is illegal. Consequently if a woman is unable to carry a pregnancy to term even due to strong medical causes, it still carries prison sentence.

According to BBC reporter Nina Lakhana, a 19 year old girl, Glenda Xiomara Cruz, who reported in a hospital with complaints of severe abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding was reported to the authorities as a case of induced abortion and was eventually sentenced to 10 years imprisonment. Being in-experienced, she never knew she was pregnant.

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