An El Salvador court has sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison for having an abortion. Supporters of the woman said, “The judge was biased. He gave more importance to the version offered by the Attorney General’s Office, which was full of prejudice and conservative thinking. They will appeal this decision. ‘
- Woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for abortion
- Judge accused of favoritism
A court in El Salvador has sentenced a woman to 30 years in prison for having an abortion. The Citizen Group for the Decriminalization of Abortion, an NGO that assists her in defending the woman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the woman had undergone an abortion due to an obstetric emergency. The organization gave the name of the woman as ‘Esme’, who was sentenced on Monday. The group said, “The judge was biased. He gave more importance to the version offered by the Attorney General’s Office, which was full of prejudice and conservative thinking. He said he would appeal the decision.
Let me tell you, in the US also, there is an uproar due to the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft on the abortion law. It is reported that the US Supreme Court may overturn its 50-year-old decision on the constitutional right to abortion. Which is being debated about. In 1973, the Supreme Court, while delivering a verdict in an abortion case, said, “It is the right of a woman to decide whether to have an abortion or not. The decision came on a petition filed by a woman named Norma McCorvy. She lived in Texas, where abortion is unconstitutional. In the court proceedings, she has been named ‘Jane Row’.
Now news is that the Supreme Court will overturn its 1973 decision, which legitimised abortion. That is, after this decision, it will be illegal to have an abortion in the United States. The 1973 judgment is known as ‘Row vs. Wade’. People are protesting from place to place against the reversal of the abortion decision. Even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the ‘Row vs. Wade’ judgment, abortion will not be outright illegal in all states. States will decide whether they make it legal or not. It is feared that 24 states in the US, including Alabama, Georgia and Indiana, are going to ban pregnancy. After the court’s decision, we will move in this direction quickly.