The fruits of an abortion ban

Three nations, Chile, El Salvador and most recently Nicaragua,  have complete bans on abortion – with Razi’s blessing as one might expect.  Mahablog has an infuriating piece about the cost in human life in Nicaragua.

Last November, Nicaragua became the third country in the world, after Chile and El Salvador, to criminalize all abortions. There are no exceptions; not for rape, not for incest, not for threats to the life of the mother.

So far, this law has resulted in the deaths of at least 82 women.

A lot of people have concerns about abortion as retroactive contraception and reasonable people will disagree over what limits are appropriate.  But the religion wrong is treating this as a zero sum game, and it’s not.  They are playing with the lives of real people.  The American people deserve better.

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