No Pardon - Young Woman to Serve 30 Years for Miscarriage
PLEASE SEE AN UPDATE TO THIS STORY: UPDATE: Salvadoran Woman Jailed for Miscarriage Pardoned After 7 Years Behind Bars — Fusion
With some stories, I’m not sure where to begin, because the news has me stunned and almost speechless. I want to turn away, block it out and find something happy to do, or something else to think about, or write about. But I can’t. And so I begin.
Last week, a young woman in El Salvador who goes by the alias name of ‘Guadalupe,’ had very high hopes, and was all but assured she would receive a pardon from her 30-year sentence. She had already served seven years, starting in her teens. Her alleged crime? Fetal homicide. She miscarried, and was charged with murder.