El Salvador’s Ruling Party Proposes Decriminalizing Abortion in Some Cases

un-el-salvador-compressedSAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (UPI) El Salvador’s Farabundo Marti Liberation Front, or FMLN, ruling party has proposed easing laws to allow women to receive abortions in cases of rape, risk to the life of the mother and if the fetus is not viable.

Abortion is now banned in El Salvador. The FMLN needs the supports of an additional 12 lawmakers to pass the bill, which is supported by the president of Congress, Lorena Peña, who said the full bill will be presented on Wednesday.

In El Salvador, people convicted of having or being involved in abortions can be sentenced to up to eight years in prison.

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