Since banning all abortions in 2006, Nicaragua has lowered its maternal deaths. The Ministry of Health reported that in 2016, 38 women died per 100,000 childbirths, down from 93 women per 100,000 childbirths.
In 2011, Nicaragua was awarded the World Health Organization’s “America Prize” for reducing its maternal mortality. The pro-life nation also achieved its Millennium Development Goals.
Nevertheless, international abortion advocates continue to pressure for abortion. A new bill entitled the “Special law for interrupting pregnancy for health reasons” has been introduced in Congress and is being advanced by a committee supported by US based pro-abortion NGO Ipas.