Five clergy and three laymen were sentenced to 10 years in what is widely understood as a blatant attack on the Church for its outspoken opposition to the Ortega dictatorship and its violations of civil and religious liberties.
MANAGUA, March 4, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Nicaragua’s attorney general announced yesterday that no one will face charges in the abortion of a four-month unborn baby last month, because abortion is legal under special circumstances, including alleged risk to the health of the mother, in the once-Catholic country. Maria del Carmen Solorzano said the abortion didn’t break any laws because “it was carried out to save the girl’s life”—even though doctors said the danger of the nine-year-old having an abortion and carrying the child to term were equal. A government medical commission said it was not clear the […]
By Gudrun Schultz
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, April 28, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new proposal to allow therapeutic abortion is being considered by the National Assembly of Nicaragua. The proposal would change the country’s Penal Code to legalize abortions.
Efforts to bring easy abortion access into the country have been fuelled by feminist groups, who used the highly publicized case of a nine-year-old girl made pregnant by rape in 2003, to push for changes to the law. The child was eventually given an abortion despite the illegality of the procedure.
Bishop Juan Abelardo, president of the Bishops’ Committee on Family Ministry, published […]