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Video of screaming ‘rape vicitm’ locked in van provokes outcry in India

Screaming ‘rape victim’ in van video prompts reflection in India (via AFP) A screaming woman locked in a van sparks scant reaction from passersby in a social experiment in New Delhi, as India once again faces up to a series of gruesome rapes and murders. Experts and activists said the…

MO lawmaker: Force 3-day abortion wait on rape victims — it’s ‘same thing’ as my bad knee

The Missouri Senate on Tuesday voted down an amendment that would have exempted rape victims from a proposed three-day waiting period for abortions, three times the current 24-hour wait. The Guttmacher Institute told KBIA that Missouri lawmakers have proposed so many abortion restrictions during this session that experts are having…

Argentina court rules 14-year-old rape victim can have abortion

A court in Argentina ruled Friday that a 14-year old rape victim could have an abortion, overturning a lower court decision barring the girl from seeking the procedure which had triggered outrage. The teenage girl discovered early last month that she was pregnant after being raped by her mother’s partner.…

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