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There are no words… March 13, 2018

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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A woman convicted of aggravated murder in El Salvador after suffering a stillbirth has been freed from prison, the second such release in the space of a month.

Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín, 34, had her sentence commuted by the ministry of justice and was released on Tuesday after serving almost 15 years of a 30-year sentence.

The court said it considered the sentence to be excessive and immoral.

El Salvador has had a total ban on abortion since 1998. Since then dozens of women have been accused of having illegal terminations after experiencing obstetric emergencies, and later have been convicted of homicide.

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1. Daniel Rayner O'Connor - March 14, 2018

Let’s be clear. The plight of Ms Figueroa is exactly according to the logic of the anti-abortionists; a less extreme version is, of course the NI AG’s prosecution of a woman taking a morning after pill.
These cases should be publicised remorselessly by pro-choice campaigners, just as the enemy is using its grab bag of horror stories. And we have the advantage that our cases are true.

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