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El Salvador’s Abortion Ban Causing Teens Pregnant From Rape To Commit Suicide

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Rape, abortion ban drives pregnant teens to suicide in El Salvador
“El Salvador’s ban on abortion is driving hundreds of girls who become pregnant after being raped to commit suicide every year because they see no other option, a government official said. Teenage pregnancy is one of the leading causes of suicide in the Central American country of six million people…” (Moloney, 11/12).

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