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Amnesty Intl - abortion ban denying women life-saving treatment
« on: September 06, 2009, 01:37:34 pm »

Obstetricians, gynaecologists and family doctors in Nicaragua told Amnesty International that under this Penal Code they can no longer legally provide effective medical treatment for life threatening diseases in pregnant women and girls because of the potential risk to the foetus.

One doctor told Amnesty International that she prays she will not receive a patient with an anencephalic pregnancy (a condition which means the foetus cannot survive) because of the prospect of telling the woman she will be compelled to carry the pregnancy to full term, despite its devastating physiological and psychological impact on the woman.


http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/report/shocking-abortion-ban-denies-life-saving-treatment-girls-women-nicaragua-20090727

Nicaragua is a country where the leaders enshrine many of the Catholic Church's policies.  Which IMO just goes to show that in countries where the Catholic Church still holds political power, any ideas it has progressed or joined the 21st century are pretty much thrown out the window.