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Nicaragua under UN pressure to liberalize abortion law

March 26, 2010

UN leaders continue to press the government of Nicaragua to end a ban on abortion that the Latin American country enacted 4 years ago, despite a promising drop in maternal mortality rates there. In a review of human-rights issues, Nicaraguan representatives defended the abortion law as a matter of national sovereignty.


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  • Posted by: Codefisher - Mar. 28, 2010 4:15 AM ET USA

    It is a pity they defended it as a matter of national sovereignty and not as a matter of human-rights for the unborn. Good to see they have the courage to do this all the same.