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Abortion Ban Blamed for Maternal Deaths

Nicole Rogers - August 21, 2009

MANAGUA – Women and girls are dying in Nicaragua because of a law that puts a fetus’ right to life above that of the mother, according to…

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Costa Rica priests to forgive abortion

Gillian Gillers - February 13, 2009

Starting next week, it will be easier for women who have had abortions to seek forgiveness from the Catholic Church. From Feb. 25 to April 19, one…

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New Challenge Issued To Abortion Ban

Nica Times - July 25, 2008

The Strategic Group for the Depenalization of Therapeutic Abortion last week filed the first in a new series of motions of unconstitutionality before the Supreme Court to…

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‘Marianita’ Case Revives Abortion Debate

Tim Rogers - July 4, 2008

MANAGUA – The shocking case of a pre-adolescent rape victim having to undergo an “illegal therapeutic abortion” last week has revived the debate on Nicaragua’s draconian ban…

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Activists Mobilize Against Abortion Ban

Sam Jacoby - October 5, 2007

MANAGUA – As nervous police officers looked on, dozens of abortion-rights activists shut down the entrance to the nation’s Supreme Court last Friday in a heated protest…

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Activists Hope Court Reverses Abortion Ban

Nica Letters - January 12, 2007

Dear Nica Times: On Monday, Jan. 8, a total of 67 signatories presented to the Supreme Court of Justice the first lawsuit against the recently approved Law…