Friday, September 14, 2007

Nicaragua Renews Ban on Abortion

The Nicaraguan National Assembly, in a vote of 66-3, reaffirmed the fundamental right to life that exists in their constitution. From the article:

The Nicaraguan constitution, like almost all of the constitutions of Latin America, recognizes the right to life from the moment of conception. However, most Latin American countries provide exceptions in their penal codes, exempting certain types of abortion from punishment. The penal code of Nicaragua, along with that of El Salvador, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic, penalizes all abortions, although medical procedures to save a woman's life that might threaten the life of the fetus are not penalized.


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