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Title: W4R2015 Teodora Vasquez
Description: Videos in support of Teodora Vasquez case W4R campaign.

In 2008, Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was sentenced to 30 years in prison for “aggravated homicide” after suffering a still-birth at work.
Teodora, mother of an 11-year-old boy, was expecting a new baby when she started experiencing increasingly severe pain. She called the emergency services but her waters broke soon afterwards. She went into labour, and was unconscious when she gave birth.

When she came round, bleeding profusely, her baby was dead. Police at the scene handcuffed her and arrested her on suspicion of murder. Only then did they take her to hospital where she could get the urgent treatment she needed.

In El Salvador, women who miscarry or suffer a still-birth during pregnancy are routinely suspected of having had an “abortion”. Abortion under any circumstance is a crime, even in cases of rape, incest, or where a woman’s life is at risk. This makes women afraid to seek help with pregnancy-related problems, leading inevitably to more preventable deaths.
Duration: 00:03:27
Notes (on language or music rights etc): English, Spanish and International (no text on screen) available for download below.

Please contact César Marín ( cesar.marin@amnesty.org ) if you need more information about this film.
Tags: Teodora del Carmen Vásquez, Teodora del Carmen Vasquez, Write for Rights, Letter Writing Marathon, LWM, W4R, W4R2015, W4R2015 Film, W4R 2015
Copyright Type: Amnesty International
Copyright Credit: Amnesty International
Agreement Type: Unrestricted
Agreement Notes: MUSIC FOR USE IN THIS VIDEO...  Read more
Date Photo or Video Created: 04/11/2015 00:00
Place Created: EL SALVADOR
ID: 223067
Categories: Video  


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