“Therapeutic Abortion” now illegal in Nicaragua

363501.jpgA follow-up to Mala’s post from a couple of weeks ago.

In a giant leap backwards, the Nicaraguan parliament has yielded to the pressures of religious groups and the Nicaraguan president himself and moved to make therapeutic abortion (abortion to save a mother’s life) illegal and punishable by law in the coutry.

The parliament has left the current sentence for those who practice the abortions in place — six years in prison — in spite of the fact that President Enrique BolaƱos was pushing for a much harsher sentence of 20 to 30 years.

Meanwhile, according to Spain’s 20 Minutos, the United Nations and the European Union are “worried”. You see, it’s no coincidence that this is being debated now…election day is just over a week away.

The measure was approved with the help from the left in an attempt to bolster favor for their candidate Daniel Ortega.

According to 20 Minutos, in a joint statement the United Nations and the European Union said:

“given that this is a highly sensitive issue that affects the life, health, and judicial safety of Nicaraguan women,” this issue should not be discussed so close to the November 5th elections.

Reuters reports that hundreds of women protested the passing of the measure outside of the National Assembly Wednesday night, many calling the decision a “death sentence” for pregnant women and a “violation of human rights”.

Via / 20 Minutos and Reuters

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One comment on ““Therapeutic Abortion” now illegal in Nicaragua
  1. I THINK THAT ABORTION SHOULD BE ILLEGAL BECAUSE ITS MURDER AND ITS TAKEN ANOTHERS LIFE AWAY WHEN AT THE SAME TIME I KNOW THAT THE BABY WANTS THE LIFE THAT IT SHOULD BE GIVIN. NOW BACK TO THE MURDER IF YOU MURDER SOMEONE YOU GO TO COURT AND FOLLOW THE PROCESS THEN YOU GET PLACED IN JAIL. I THINK THAT IS WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN IF SOMEONE HAVE A ABORTION!!

    ALSO ITS AGAINST THE LAW!!
    IT ILLEGAL!!
    IT SHOULDNT BE ABLE TO HAPPEN.
    IF YOU DONT WANT A FAMILY USE PROTECTED SEX. (PERIOD)
    THERES NO IF AND OR BUTS ABOUT IT.

    THEN YOU WOULDNT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ABORTION.
    OR GETTING PREGNANT WHEN YOU DONT WANT TO AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO HAVE SEX UNPROTECTED THEN O WELL PAY THE PRICE BECAUSE THERE JUS MIGHT B A CONSEQUENCE. IM 99.99% SURE.
    THAN-X
    MiYAH

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