Pregnant woman in El Salvador whose life was in danger has been allowed a caesarean section2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3612 (Published 03 June 2013) Cite this as: 2013;346:f3612
- Sophie Arie
El Salvador’s health ministry has found a way round the country’s strict abortion laws by approving a caesarean section for a woman who is 26 weeks pregnant and whose life is at risk.
The 22 year old has lupus and kidney failure, and doctors have warned that the risk of her death will rise as the pregnancy continues.1 The fetus has anencephaly and would almost certainly …
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