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On May 9th, 2022, a Salvadoran woman identified only as Esme was sentenced to 30 years in prison after she suffered a miscarriage. Esme had been under pre-trial detention for almost two years. She was first arrested and reported to law enforcement by hospital employees for seeking help at a public hospital. Esme was also separated from her seven-year-old daughter when she was arrested.

The reason why this happened is the stuff of nightmares.

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