Illegal abortion is [hurting] women in Venezuela – here’s why

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Sofia Barbarani, Caracas, Venezuela, The Telegraph

25 October 2016 • 7:00am

Alejandra knew she was committing a crime when she spent $50 to purchase four abortion pills on the black market in Caracas. If caught, she risked six months to two years in a Venezuelan prison.

The opportunity came via a Whatsapp thread, a forum for secretive dealers to sell all kinds of rare products, at inflated prices.

After countless tears and self-doubt the 35-year-old shoved the pills in her mouth and waited for the inevitable to happen. Five hours later, after heavy bleeding and agonising cramps, she miscarried.

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Source: The Telegraph