In Focus: Caught Between Zika and the Law

By David Schonauer   Wednesday May 3, 2017

El Salvador’s women have been told to abstain from pregnancy for two years due to the Zika virus, and yet they live in a country where rape is rampant, abortions result in decades of jail time, and even legitimate miscarriages are penalized, notes LensCulture, which recently featured photographer Nadia Shira Cohen’s report on the situation. Cohen, who avoided contracting Zika while pregnant in Brazil, felt compelled to speak out against El Salvador’s life-at-conception laws.

Read the whole story at LensCulture.


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