Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Unreported World: Blood, Church and State

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Aired: February 22, 2008 on Channel 4
Reporter Kate Seelye visits Nicaragua where, thanks to an alliance between President Daniel Ortega and the Roman Catholic Church, legislation has been passed outlawing abortion under any circumstances. What this ban means in human terms is brought home with unflinching force by the cases Seelye shows us. We meet pregnant women with health problems that force them into an appalling choice: to endanger their lives by continuing with their pregnancy, or risk jail by seeking an illegal abortion.

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