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.

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