Maria Figueroa (left)Photo: Jose Cabezas / Reuters
In El Salvador, a woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for an abortion, was released 15 years later. About it reports BBC News.
The country’s Supreme court decided to reduce the punishment for Mayra Veronica Figueroa is Marroquin (Maira Verónica Figueroa Marroquín), which in 2003 was charged with premeditated murder of his unborn child. The woman did not plead guilty at the trial claimed that she had a miscarriage.
After his release, Figueroa said he wants to begin to study law to understand what happened to her and other women convicted of abortion. “I’ll start all over again and making up for lost time,” she added.
In February it was reported about another woman, which reduced the term of punishment for abortion. Theodore Vasquez (Teodora Vásquez), also sentenced to 30 years in prison, served only 10 years old.
The Republic of El Salvador is one of the few States in which at the legislative level, abortion is banned. For abortion to women threatens from eight years of a colony. However, in most cases, when the fetus dies in the womb or is born dead, women charged with premeditated murder with aggravating circumstances. For such a crime faces a minimum of 30 years in prison.
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