Bishops urge Nicaraguan Supreme Court to maintain pro-life laws

.- A delegation of the Bishops’ Conference of Nicaragua met with the country’s Supreme Court on March 21st to express the importance of maintaining laws that protect the life of the unborn and penalize illegal abortions, including so-called therapeutic abortion.

The bishops’ message came in response to a series of constitutional challenges that different pro-abortion groups put forward last December after the approval of a law criminalizing “therapeutic” abortion in Nicaragua.

During their meeting with the Supreme Court justices, the bishops were accompanied by doctors, lawyers, and other experts.  Father Henry Moreno, spokesman for the bishops’ conference, said the delegation presented various legal and scientific arguments in support of a pro-life position.

The Court is expected to rule in May on various constitutional challenges to the country’s abortion laws.

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