El Salvador court commutes 2nd woman's abortion sentence

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — 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.

El Salvador is one of four Latin American countries with total bans on abortion.

Related News

Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah each land a Showtime series

Aug 11, 2016

Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah will each star in their own half-hour comedy series for Showtime

Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan gets US apology for airport stop

Aug 12, 2016

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan tweeted that he gets detained at U.S. airports "every damn time" after he was stopped at the Los Angeles International Airport

Nate Parker accepts Sundance award, creates youth fellowship

Aug 12, 2016

The writer, director, producer and star of "The Birth of a Nation" says the Sundance Institute offered him encouragement and support when he needed it most, and now he hopes to pass that opportunity onto the next generation of filmmakers

Broaden News

Reporter Pass is the only access you need to get into Hollywood. No matter it’s the red carpet event or backstage access, we’ve got you covered.

Contact us: sales@reppass.com

Award ShowsCelebrityPaparazziRoyaltyMoviesMusicTelevision Programs Press Releases