Thursday, October 26, 2006

Nicaragua says NO to abortion

According to an article published in the NY Times Nicaragua’s national legislature has voted to ban all abortions without exception in the country (currently there is an exception for grave health risks to the mother). The bill is awaiting the signature of the president. Also, there is discussion of increasing penalties for illegal abortions from around 6 years to 10-30 years in prison, which is more commensurate with premeditated murder. The presidential election is very near in that country and former leftist and communist sympathizer Daniel Ortega is a prominent candidate. However he has come out strongly in favor of the no exceptions ban on abortion which position he credits to his conversion to Roman Catholicism.

Read the story here.

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