Indonesian incest rape victim, 15, could be sent back to jail for having an abortion

Indonesian incest rape victim, 15, could be sent back to jail for having an abortion

By Tasha Wibawa
Sep 23, 2018

An appeal against the acquittal of a 15-year-old rape victim who was charged with illegal abortion in Indonesia has been condemned by local activists, who say the move is a backward step for the protection of women.

A regional prosecution office launched the appeal, saying it wanted the case to serve as a lesson to others considering aborting a pregnancy, the Jakarta Post reported.

Continued: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-24/prosecutors-appeal-decision-to-acquit-rape-victim-of-abortion/10280896

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India – Cancer Patient Who Was Raped Seeks Abortion

India - Cancer Patient Who Was Raped Seeks Abortion

by Rosy Saquiera
Sep 13, 2018

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court on Wednesday constituted a medical board at JJ Hospital on a plea by an underage rape survivor, who is a cancer patient, to terminate her pregnancy, which is in the 24th week.

Continued: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/65790476.cms

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Rape victim says Eighth Amendment adds shame to assaults

Rape victim says Eighth Amendment adds shame to assaults
Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill speaks at Together for Yes’s launch of its campaign position paper

Thu, Apr 5, 2018
Sarah Bardon Political Reporter

A woman who was the victim of rape has said the Eighth Amendment is another layer of shame that victims of sexual assault have to endure.

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill was raped while she slept by her then boyfriend Magnus Meyer Hustveit, between 2011 and 2012.

Continued: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/rape-victim-says-eighth-amendment-adds-shame-to-assaults-1.3451874

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PARAGUAY – Child who was pregnant following sexual abuse dies from complications of delivery

PARAGUAY – Child who was pregnant following sexual abuse dies from complications of delivery
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
Mar 27, 2018

The death of a 14-year-old rape victim who has died during childbirth in Paraguay has been in all the news media there. The girl had been hospitalised for 20 days, initially for a urinary tract infection, which was followed by other complications when she went into labour. Yet doctors were still attempting to deliver the baby vaginally until she suffered respiratory complications. They then attempted an emergency caesarean section, but the girl suffered an amniotic fluid embolism and three successive cardiac arrests and then she died.

The director of the National Hospital of Itauguá told local media: “It was very sudden. They attempted advanced resuscitation in intensive care, but could not save her. Her body was not ready for a pregnancy.” However, the girl’s family believe that her death was caused by medical negligence. They say the doctors insisted she give birth vaginally even though it was a high-risk pregnancy.

Continued: http://www.safeabortionwomensright.org/paraguay-child-who-was-pregnant-following-sexual-abuse-dies-from-complications-of-delivery/

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Turkish court rules for girl’s abortion, releases rape suspect

Turkish court rules for girl’s abortion, releases rape suspect
December 13 2017
AFYONKARAHİSAR

Turkish court rules for girl’s abortion, releases rape suspect

An 11-year-old pregnant girl has undergone abortion after a court ruling allowed her in the Central Anatolian province of Afyonkarahisar, Doğan News Agency reported on Dec. 13.

The girl turned out to be two and a half months pregnant when she complained of stomach ache after going to a public hospital on Nov. 7.

The hospital then reported the situation to the police.

Continued at source: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-court-rules-for-girls-abortion-releases-rape-suspect-124051

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India: Uncles guilty of raping niece, 10, who was refused an abortion

Uncles guilty of raping niece, 10, who was refused an abortion
TWO brothers who raped their 10-year-old niece have been convicted of the horror crime - nine months after she was denied an abortion.

By Simon Osborne
PUBLISHED: Thu, Nov 2, 2017

A fast-track court in India found the men guilty of rape and warned them they both faced life sentences.

The girl, from Chardigarh, Punjab, did not realise she was pregnant and her parents only found out when she complained of a stomach ache.

The Indian Supreme Court denied her the right to an abortion in July when she was 30 weeks pregnant as the national law does not allow terminations after 20 weeks unless the mother's life is in danger.

Continued at source: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/874501/chandigarh-punjab-india-uncles-raped-niece-10-refused-abortion-baby

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Rajasthan: School manager, teacher booked for gangrape, forceful abortion of minor student

Rajasthan: School manager, teacher booked for gangrape, forceful abortion of minor student

By: Express News Service | Jaipur | Updated: September 18, 2017

A class XII student was allegedly raped over a period of three-four months by a teacher and a school manager in Sikar and made to undergo an abortion, police said on Monday.

Following the “intensive” medication given to her following an abortion, the girl is suffering from acute movement disorder where she cannot move her limbs nor has control over her bowel, side effects of the drugs given to her, doctors said.

Continued at source: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/rajasthan-school-manager-teacher-booked-for-gangrape-forceful-abortion-of-minor-student-4849714/

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India: Two days after SC allowed abortion, 13-year-old Mumbai rape survivor delivers baby

Two days after SC allowed abortion, 13-year-old Mumbai rape survivor delivers baby

The apex court had on Tuesday gave a go-ahead for abortion, observing the minor was under mental trauma and the risk of pregnancy was equal to the risk of abortion.

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Updated: September 8, 2017

Two days after the Supreme court permitted a 13-year-old rape survivor to terminate her 31-week pregnancy on medical grounds, the minor underwent a cesarean operation at JJ Hospital, Mumbai, and delivered a baby boy. The newborn is under neonatal intensive care unit and weighs 1.8 kg. “The baby is stable and will be under observation,” said Dr Ashok Anand, a gynaecologist at the hospital. The minor will remain in hospital for a week.

Continued at source: Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/two-days-after-sc-allowed-abortion-13-year-old-rape-survivor-delivers-baby-4834376/

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Indian girl allowed abortion amid claims doctors ‘afraid to help’ child rape victims

Indian girl allowed abortion amid claims doctors ‘afraid to help’ child rape victims

Supreme court approves termination for 13-year-old who fell pregnant after assault but case highlights concerns that medics do not understand relevant law

Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi
Thursday 7 September 2017

The Indian supreme court has ruled that a 13-year-old rape victim in Mumbai who was left pregnant after the attack can have a termination. It follows a landmark ruling last month that said doctors should make greater effort to support victims of sexual assault regardless of the country’s abortion laws.

On 25 August, the court ruled that precious time was lost, and added distress caused, to girls and their families when they were forced to bring their individual cases to court. Doctors have been criticised as being far too fearful when dealing with the victims of child rape.

Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/07/indian-girl-13-allowed-abortion-supreme-court-ruling-doctors-afraid-to-help-child-rape-victims

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“Not a woman’s choice”: India’s abortion limit puts women at risk, say campaigners

"Not a woman's choice": India's abortion limit puts women at risk, say campaigners

Roli Srivastava
September 5, 2017

MUMBAI, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They didn’t pop open boxes of sweets or send out excited phone messages when their first child was born at public hospital on a rainy Mumbai night in July.

The couple had known from the 24th week of the pregnancy that their child would be born with Arnold Chiari Type II syndrome - a structural defect in the brain.

Since abortions in India are allowed only up to 20 weeks of pregnancy, the couple petitioned India’s Supreme Court to allow them a to terminate the pregnancy, which was by then 27 weeks. The court rejected their plea.

Continued at source: Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/india-women-abortion/not-a-womans-choice-indias-abortion-limit-puts-women-at-risk-say-campaigners-idUSL8N1LE26E

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