Summer 2013, I worked on a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to cover the abortion ban and resultant maternal healthcare crisis in Nicaragua and El Salvador. My work was published on the Pulitzer Center website and by Reuters. This project also served as the research background for my Honors thesis, titled “Media Framing of the Abortion Ban in Nicaragua and El Salvador.”
Here is the homepage for that project.
Maternal Health in Nicaragua and El Salvador
I’d like to draw special attention to the story of Ana Luisa, a teenage rape victim who spoke to me about her secret, illegal abortion.
Fear, Loss and Secrets: Abortion Laws in Nicaragua and El Salvador