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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:28 PM

El Salvador court commutes 2nd woman's abortion sentence

Source: Associated Press

Updated 12:59 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's Supreme Court has commuted the sentence of a second woman serving a prison sentence for what she said was a miscarriage.

Mayra Veronica Figueroa Marroquin left prison Tuesday after the court commuted her 30-year sentence to the 15 years she had already served.

Thirty-four-year-old Figueroa Marroquin said she suffered a miscarriage in 2003 while working as a housekeeper. But a court convicted her under El Salvador's total abortion ban.

In February, the court commuted the 30-year sentence of Teodora del Carmen Vasquez for what she says was a stillbirth.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/world/article/El-Salvador-court-commutes-2nd-woman-s-abortion-12749952.php

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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:59 PM

1. Fucking nightmare country.

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Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:14 AM

2. 'Immoral sentence': Salvadoran woman jailed for stillbirth set free after 14 years

Supreme court commutes Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín’s 30-year sentence for murder, calling it immoral and excessive

Liz Ford
Tue 13 Mar 2018 12.58 EDT Last modified on Tue 13 Mar 2018 13.00 EDT

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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