El Salvador’s vice-minister of health has questioned the country’s abortion law

In an article about Zika virus in El Salvador, Dr Eduardo Espinosa, Vice-Ministro de Políticas de Salud, is quoted as saying in a recent interview regarding the country’s abortion law: “It seems to me that this is a little archaic, and that it is not fair.” He was also said to have called on women’s rights groups to lead a pro-choice debate and put pressure on lawmakers to ease the country’s ban on abortion. “It doesn’t depend on us,” he said. “I’m obliged to comply with the law and the law states we can’t interrupt a pregnancy.”SOURCE: Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 May 2016