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Laws Banning Abortion In Senegal Pose Risk To Women’s, Girls’ Health, Guardian Reports

The Guardian: Senegalese law bans raped 10-year-old from aborting twins
“A 10-year-old girl who is pregnant with twins after she was raped by a neighbor has been forced to continue with her pregnancy after human rights campaigners lost their fight to secure a legal route to abortion. The plight of the girl, who is five months pregnant and lives in Ziguinchor in the south, highlights the heavy cost women and children are paying for a Napoleonic law on abortion that is still in force in the former French colony…” (Smith, 4/4).

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