Managua, Nicaragua, May 14, 2021 / 15:19 pm
The Justice and Peace Commission of the Archdiocese of Managua stated Thursday that the "abominable crime" of abortion should not be on the agenda for November’s Nicaraguan general election.
“Abortion is an abominable crime that builds the culture of death … Let us remember that abortion should not be an election issue because human life is not negotiable, but rather should be defended and promoted,” the commission said May 13.
In Nicaragua, abortion of any kind is not allowed since the National Assembly reformed the Penal Code in 2006 and penalized so-called therapeutic abortion, which had been permitted since 1891 in cases of risk to the life of the mother, irreversible harms to the child, or when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.
Elections in Nicaragua for president and members of the National Assembly, as well as members of the Central American Parliament, will be held Nov. 7.