.- A columnist from the Mexican newspaper El Universal has denounced the recent âmedia charadeâ carried out by abortion supporters that ended with the release of seven women who had been convicted of killing their newborn children.
The women were portrayed by the media as being imprisoned for abortion, not infanticide.
Ricardo Aleman wrote in his column this week about the case of âseven women serving more than 20-year prison sentences for the supposed crime of abortion.
âThe scandalâand the manipulationâwas such that it caused panic in the mediocre government of Guanajuato, whose governorâwho naively believes he will be a presidential candidateâpreferred to pass the buck as far away as possible and proposed that the State Congress enact âfast-trackâ reforms to allow the women to go free,â he wrote.
âThere is an abundance of evidence that once again, media pressure was used as a battering ram to try to break the law. Why? Because the story behind the women in prison supposedly for abortion is not like they are portraying it,â he warned.
âNone of the seven women released was convicted and imprisoned for having an abortion,â Aleman said. âAll of them, for different reasons and circumstances, were involved in the death of one of their childrenâhours, days or weeks after birthâand therefore they were punished in accord with the new laws of the government of Guanajuato. Moreover, if they had been tried for the crime of abortion, according to the law they would not have received more than three years in prison,â he said.