Nicaraguan abortion law
By Anna Tärnhuvud – Nicaragua is one of few countries in the world where abortion is totally illegal. In 2006 the law became even harder when the government made an agreement with the Catholic church and also banned therapeutic abortion. The number of girls in the age of 10-14, who are forced to give birth, has increased with 48 percent, since this law against all kind of abortion was introduced.
Young girls and women who have no other choice than make an abortion, has to do it illegally – which comes with big risks for their health and safety. Many of these girls have been sexually assaulted.