Salvadorean Lawmakers Have 6 Weeks to Legalize Abortion
An estimated 35,000 clandestine abortions take place in El Salvador every year.
Published 13 March 2018
by Geovanny Vicente Romero
In October 2016, the leftist government introduced a bill in Congress meant to amend the article 133 of the Penal Code, but conservative parties and anti-abortion organizations have opposed the initiative.
Legislator Lorena Peña, a member of the governing leftist FMLN, urged her counterparts on Monday to approve a bill meant to decriminalize and modify the full abortion ban before the conservative party ARENA takes over the government as a result of the elections carried out earlier this month.