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Abortion Convictions: Women and Family Situations

abortion convictions: All claimed they had miscarriages, according to CTV. The court found that the women were victims of social and economic circumstances and ruled that the original sentences were unreasonable. The three women had spent about 10 years in prison on aggravated homicide charges for allegedly having abortions. In all three cases, the court recognized that the women have had adverse social, economic and family situations, and the sentences were disproportionate and immoral, said the Foundation for Research on the Application of the Law. An additional 18 women remain behind bars for abortion convictions in El Salvador, where abortion is illegal in all situations. Upon being released from the women's prison in the capital, Alba Lorena Rodriguez, 31, said, We hope the government will recognize that a lot of women in here are innocent, and God willing, they will be freed. ( As reported in the news.