Sex, Lies and the Left
NACLA Report |
The Nicaraguan legislature's rescinding of the country's therapeutic abortion law last December, with the support of the Sandinista bench, underlines frequent observation made by leaders of the feminist movement: that the left has at best a complex, ambivalent relationship with women's rights and empowerment (see Verónica Gago, " Dangerous Liaisons", NACLA Report, March/April 2007). As the abortion controversy in Nicaragua suggests, this seeming paradox is nowhere more apparent than in the realm of sexual and reproductive health and rights. More.