.- The Bishops’ Conference of Nicaragua announced it will lead a march to the steps of the national assembly on October 6th, in order to protest the inclusion of a clause legalizing “therapeutic abortion” in the country’s constitution.
According to Bishop Miguel Mantica, head of clergy formation for the Nicaraguan Bishops’ Conference, the march will begin at the Cathedral of Managua and proceed to the steps of the national assembly building, where they will present a request to lawmakers that the term “therapeutic abortion” be removed from the Constitution.
“Therapeutic abortion will open the door to the legalization of abortion in Nicaragua, as has unfortunately occurred in other countries,” the bishop said. He invited all people of goodwill and all those who love life to take part in the march.
Nicaraguan lawmakers are currently debating proposals to modify the country’s penal code to allow for therapeutic abortion in the country.