July 7, 2021

United Nations Accused of Lying to Advance Abortion in El Salvador

Pro-life leader Sara Larín, the founder of the VIDA SV Foundation of El Salvador, is accusing the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights of lying about a case of infanticide to advance its pro-abortion goals for the country.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet. Bachelet was known for introducing bills to legalize abortion during her time in office.

Sara Larín told the Catholic News Agency's Spanish language news partner that “it is completely unusual and despicable that the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is using Marina de los Ángeles Portillo’s release from prison on parole to pressure El Salvador on abortion.”

Portillo was recently given parole after serving 14 years in prison for murdering her newborn daughter in 2007. Police found the baby girl with a sock stuffed in her mouth and over her nostrils. A second sock was tied around the newborn's neck with a double-knot. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison for her crime.

On June 25, the OHCHR twisted the facts by calling Portillo's parole an "early release" and calling on El Salvador "to continue the review of cases where women have been detained for crimes related to obstetric emergencies and to harmonize the abortion legislation according to human rights standards in order to avoid new incarcerations."

Portillo did not have an "obstetric emergency" and she was not acquitted of her crime, yet the UN body manipulates the facts to continue pushing its pro-abortion agenda on nations that currently ban abortion, like El Salvador.

International organizations often lie about cases of infanticide in their messaging by referring to them as miscarriages, while using the situation to push for the legalization of abortion in countries that currently protect all life from the moment of conception. This is just a recent example.