San Salvador, El Salvador, Nov 3, 2010 / 20:09 pm
Two pro-life leaders in El Salvador have condemned the recent pressure from the United Nations, urging the country to legalize abortion.
The president of the foundation Si a la Vida (Yes to Life), Regina Cardenal, told CNA that this kind of pressure is nothing new. She added that it is not uncommon for the U.N. to attempt to change a country's laws to permit abortions.
Last week the U.N. commission circulated a memo demanding El Salvador “take measures to prevent women who seek treatment in public hospitals from being reported by health care workers or administrators for the crime of abortion.”
Cardenal noted that “several years ago, the New York Times published a series of lies about the laws” in El Salvador, even alleging that women were being jailed for having abortions. “They said there were women who had been sentenced to 30 years. However, we looked into it and there was not a single conviction.