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GlossaryLegal concepts


By July 25, 2022August 3rd, 2022No Comments

The Penal Code of El Salvador, article 133, defines abortion as the act of intentionally ending the pregnancy. In addition, the Ministry of Health describes it as spontaneous or caused loss of an intrauterine pregnancy of 22 weeks or less gestational age or with a fetus weighing 500 grams or less, a definition that ignores multiple complications in pregnancy.