After the Tucumán criminal court refused to release Belén, who suffered a miscarriage but was sentenced to eight years in prison having already been detained awaiting trial for two years and two months, her case was taken up in a public hearing convened by the Commission on Human Rights and Guarantees of the Chamber of Deputies of Argentina. The hearing was entitled: “The role of the State in relation to violence against women: torture and other ill-treatment in the field of sexual and reproductive health”.
Purvi Patel is sentenced to prison for infanticide after she purchased misoprostol and mifepristone and used those drugs to terminate her late pregnancy at home. She was arrested when she went to a hospital emergency room bleeding and seeking help. Read this summary of her appeal.
In El Salvador, three cases of women unfairly convicted under anti-abortion laws are coming under renewed scrutiny after a campaign by reproductive right activists and relatives of the imprisoned women. However, in March yet another Salvadorean woman was jailed for an abortion she did not commit.