Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Nicaragua's Total Ban On Abortion Spurs Critics

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- Jazmina Bojorge arrived at Managua's Fernando VĂ©lez Paiz Hospital on a Tuesday evening, nearly five months pregnant and racked with fever and abdominal pain. By the following Thursday morning, both the pretty 18-year-old and the female fetus in her womb were dead. The mystery of what happened during the intervening 36 hours might not ordinarily have catapulted Bojorge into the headlines of a nation with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the Western Hemisphere. .

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