After her first pregnancy resulted in an emergency delivery and a baby who didn't survive, Guadalupe was handcuffed to a hospital bed for four days. She was then transferred to a jail and sentenced to 30 years for aggravated homicide. That's the sentence women in El Salvador receive for anything the courts deem abortion, even miscarriages. With the help of lawyers and activists, Guadalupe was released after 7 years. She regularly speaks up about the injustice she faced, including on a recent trip to the UN. Here she enjoys a sweet moment with her daughter after today's interview. .
This is Victoria Bouloubasis (@thisfeedsme), a journalist from the U.S. South and IWMF Adelante fellow. I'm posting for @theiwmf this week from El Salvador, reporting with Monica Wise (@monicawiserobles) on transgender labor rights and feminist activism to decriminalize abortion.
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