Jailed for a miscarriage - our urgent action to free Guadalupe

Update: 9am, 22 January 2015

Last night, the Salvadorean parliament voted in favour of Guadalupe's pardon.

Guadalupe won, by just one vote.

This is is fantastic news, and sets a brilliant precedent for the other women criminalised by the total abortion ban in El Salvador.

Thank you to everyone who took action for Guadalupe – every tweet you sent counted.

Guadalupe, jailed for having a miscarriage

A miscarriage can be an upsetting and frightening experience for women. Women often need medical support but there can be emotional issues that make them and their families feel isolated without knowing where to turn for help and support.

It is therefore all the more horrifying that some women who have miscarried in El Salvador have found themselves arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned on the wrongful accusations of having obtained an illegal abortion or aggravated homicide. But this is the reality.

'Guadalupe' was 18 years old when she was imprisoned. She's now served seven years of her 30-year sentence. She's one of 17 Salvadoran women jailed with extremely long sentences for pregnancy-related offences after flawed and unfair trials.

Guadalupe's case for a pardon is due to be voted on in the Legislative Assembly. 

Take action now – send a message on Twitter

These five parliamentarians are key to Guadalupe's freedom. Send them a message and ask them to vote in favour of pardoning Guadalupe.

 

Ana Vilma de Escobar

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Ana Vilma de Escobar

Please pardon Guadalupe and the 17 - stop criminalising miscarriage

Send tweet

Francisco Jose Zablah Safie

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Francisco Jose Zablah Safie

Free Guadalupe and other women jailed after a miscarriage - don't criminalise women's suffering

Send tweet

Douglas Leonardo Mejia Aviles

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Douglas Leonardo Mejia Aviles

El Salvador must free Guadalupe and the 17 and stop criminalising miscarraige

Send tweet

Jose Francisco Merino Lopez

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Jose Francisco Merino Lopez

Free Guadalupe and other women jailed after a miscarriage - don't criminalise women's suffering

Send tweet

Jackeline Rivera

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Jackeline Rivera

Please pardon Guadalupe and the 17 - stop criminalising miscarriage

Send tweet

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