Currently abortion in Ecuador is illegal except in case of threat to the life or health of the woman, or if the pregnancy is the result of the violation of a diminished psychic or demented woman. The penalty for a woman who has an abortion is one to five years in prison and the penalty for a doctor or other person performing the procedure is two to five years. 1
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