Nicaragua: Maternal Deaths Decrease Following Abortion Ban

By Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues 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. …

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