El Salvador's FMLN Backs Women's Group Reforms on Abortion Ban
Published 1 November 2017
by Roberto Hernández Montoya
The current Article 133 of the Penal Code punishes women with up to 40 years in prison for undergoing an abortion.
Women's groups have presented reforms to the Salvadoran Legislative Assembly to push for the decriminalization of abortion in four cases, which was backed by FMLN lawmakers.
"We come before the deputies because it is urgent to approve a reform to decriminalize abortion when the life of the woman is in danger, and for other reasons," Margarita Posada, from the board of the Alliance for Women’s Life and Health in the Americas, told AFP.