Nicaragua’s total ban on abortions is endangering the lives of girls and women, denying them life-saving treatment, preventing health professionals from practicing effective medicine and contributing to an increase in maternal deaths across the country.
Amnesty International is urging the Nicaraguan authorities to:
- Immediately repeal the law that bans all forms of abortion.
- Guarantee safe and accessible abortion services for rape victims and women whose lives or health would be at risk from the continuation of pregnancy.
- Protect the freedom of speech of those who speak out against the law and offer comprehensive support to the women and girls affected by the law.