WE, THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SALVADORIAN PEOPLE GATHERED IN CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY, PUTTING OUR TRUST IN GOD, OUR WILL IN THE HIGH DESTINIES OF THE COUNTRY AND IN EXERCISE OF THE SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY THAT THE PEOPLE OF EL SALVADOR HAVE CONFERRED TO US, ENCOURAGED BY THE FERVENT DESIRE TO ESTABLISH THE FOUNDATIONS OF NATIONAL COEXISTENCE BASED IN RESPECT FOR THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON, IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MORE JUST SOCIETY, THE ESSENCE OF DEMOCRACY AND THE SPIRIT OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE, VALUES OF OUR HUMANISTIC INHERITANCE, DECREE, SANCTION AND PROCLAIM, the following CONSTITUTION
SOLE CHAPTER. THE HUMAN PERSON AND THE ENDS OF THE STATE
El Salvador recognizes the human person as the origin and the end of the activity of the State, which is organized to attain justice, judicial security, and the common good.
In that same manner, it recognizes as a human person every human being since the moment of conception.
In consequence, it is the obligation of the State to secure for the inhabitants of the Republic, the enjoyment of liberty, health, culture, economic well-being and social justice.