Abortion and politics on the campaign trail
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Abortion and politics on the campaign trail

Gary Lehring - February 20, 2014

Last week, National Liberation Party presidential candidate Johnny Araya tried to claim the mantle of family values, accusing opposition candidate Luis Guillermo Solís of having a different position…

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Anti-abortion parade brings 200,000 Catholics to San José

Tania Lara - November 16, 2013

After a week of protests and strikes in Costa Rica’s capital city, Ticos took the streets Sunday morning, this time to protest abortion.  “Caminata por la Vida…

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Costa Rican woman denied therapeutic abortion petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

L. Arias - August 28, 2013

A Costa Rican woman who was denied a therapeutic abortion in November filed a petition last Thursday against the Costa Rican government at the Inter-American Commission on…

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Social conservatives march against abortion, gay rights

Zach Dyer - August 10, 2013

Social conservatives came out in droves Saturday morning for a “pro-family” march, days after sexual diversity leaders anticipated possible court decisions on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

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Abortion Ban Blamed for Maternal Deaths

Nicole Rogers - August 21, 2009

MANAGUA – Women and girls are dying in Nicaragua because of a law that puts a fetus’ right to life above that of the mother, according to…

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Costa Rica priests to forgive abortion

Gillian Gillers - February 13, 2009

Starting next week, it will be easier for women who have had abortions to seek forgiveness from the Catholic Church. From Feb. 25 to April 19, one…

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New Challenge Issued To Abortion Ban

Nica Times - July 25, 2008

The Strategic Group for the Depenalization of Therapeutic Abortion last week filed the first in a new series of motions of unconstitutionality before the Supreme Court to…

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‘Marianita’ Case Revives Abortion Debate

Tim Rogers - July 4, 2008

MANAGUA – The shocking case of a pre-adolescent rape victim having to undergo an “illegal therapeutic abortion” last week has revived the debate on Nicaragua’s draconian ban…

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Activists Mobilize Against Abortion Ban

Sam Jacoby - October 5, 2007

MANAGUA – As nervous police officers looked on, dozens of abortion-rights activists shut down the entrance to the nation’s Supreme Court last Friday in a heated protest…

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Activists Hope Court Reverses Abortion Ban

Nica Letters - January 12, 2007

Dear Nica Times: On Monday, Jan. 8, a total of 67 signatories presented to the Supreme Court of Justice the first lawsuit against the recently approved Law…