MANAGUA, March 4, 2003 ( – 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 abortion was medically justified, insisting the procedure was just as risky as giving birth.  At least three Nicaraguan doctors stepped forward volunteering to carry out the abortion, while repeated Church offers to care for both the girl and her child were ignored.  For newswire coverage:


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