On July 13, 2007, Teodora del Carmen Vásquez, 24 years old and nine months pregnant, was working at a school in San Salvador. By 6 p.m., she had started to feel pain in her back and called for emergency services several times. Nobody came. Later, she ran to the restroom. After pulling down her pants, in her own words, “something dropped.” She fainted. In 2008, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison for aggravated murder. Abortion has been banned in all circumstances in El Salvador since 1998.