El Salvador frees 3 women jailed for 10 years for abortion

El Salvador frees 3 women jailed for 10 years for abortion

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP)  — El Salvador’s Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the 30-year sentences of three women imprisoned for abortion convictions, lessening their punishment to time served and ordering them released immediately.

The three women had spent about 10 years in prison on aggravated homicide charges for allegedly having abortions. All claimed they had miscarriages.

The court found that the women were victims of social and economic circumstances and ruled that the original sentences were unreasonable.

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