The total abortion ban in Nicaragua: Report

31/07/2009 – Amnesty International has recently launched a new report entitled The total abortion ban in Nicaragua: Women’s lives and health endangered, medical professionals criminalized. This report is being published on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the revised Penal Code of the Republic of Nicaragua, which came into force in July 2008. The report examines the consequences of Nicaragua’s total ban on abortion on women and girls who need life-saving medical treatment.