El Salvador's penal code states that a woman who procures an elective abortion or the person who performs it is to be sentenced from two to eight years in prison. There are currently no cases of women in prison in El Salvador for being convicted of abortion.
However, if convicted, the judges usually give the woman alternative sentencing due to the light penalty prescribed by law.
Larín explained to ACI Prensa that "abortion in El Salvador carries a two to eight years prison sentence and on average one case a year is prosecuted throughout the national territory."
The pro-life leader pointed out the sentence is light for abortion, and because the women can be given alternative sentencing, "the women never see jail.”
Unlike in the abortion cases, Rogel was convicted of “aggravated homicide, where the penalty ranges from 30 to 50 years in prison,” Larín explained.
"Her getting out on parole is something all convicts who meet the requirements can get," she said.
The Salvadoran pro-life leader stressed that "at no time is it correct to confuse parole with maintaining that it was proven she had a supposed miscarriage and for that reason she was released."
"Feminists are convinced that by telling a lie a thousand times it can become the truth," she continued, calling it “manipulation of the masses.”
Larín noted however that "the truth always comes to light and any honest person in the authentic search for justice can discover for themselves that the mainstream media are lying."
The pro-life leader pointed out that "the abortion lobby lies and uses the drama of women convicts to manipulate public opinion."
The media is similarly manipulating the case of a woman with the pseudonym of Manuela, also convicted of killing her newborn. Abortion activists claim there are 17 women in prison in El Salvador for aborting their babies or having a miscarriage, when in fact they were convicted of infanticide.
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