In January, a woman in El Salvador who'd been imprisoned for having a miscarriage was finally pardoned, having spent seven years behind bars. The woman, known as "Guadalupe," had been charged with having an abortion, an offense which was later changed to homicide. But while Guadalupe will be officially released today,… »
An El Salvadoran woman known as "Guadalupe" currently serving a 30-year sentence for a 2007 miscarriage has been denied a pardon. Guadalupe—who was convicted of murdering her unborn baby—was expected to be cleared on Friday by the El Salvadoran Congress. But after a nail biting 43-42 vote, her release was denied. »
In El Salvador, where termination of pregnancy whether abortion, miscarriage, or stillborn, is illegal, 17 women are currently sitting in prison, convicted of assassinating their children, that is, convicted of not giving birth to healthy, live babies. They are known as Las 17, and eight of these women were convicted… »
When 19 year-old Glenda Xiomara Cruz showed up to her local public hospital mid-miscarriage, she had no idea that she was pregnant in the first place. A pregnancy test she took in May was negative, and her body did not seem to change much throughout the previous months.
But the hospital staff, suspecting her of… »
In El Salvador, the "right to life" means the probable death of a pregnant woman; the country's Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a woman who doctors say will die if she gives birth to the non-viable fetus inside of her can't get an abortion. »