Latin America and the Caribbean
Debate over legal reform
El Salvador: Nationalist Republican Alliance representative Velásquez Parker submitted a motion to reform article 133 of the Penal Code, which stipulates the penalty for women who cause or consent to an abortion. The bill proposes imprisoning women for up to 50 years if they terminate a pregnancy. The current penalty is from two to eight years. The same party has also proposed a reform of the article 139 of Penal Code that seeks to increase penalties for the injuries caused to the unborn.