Thursday, 8 January 2009

Quick hit: Forced abortion 'by razor'

I saw a little story about this in the Herald this morning, but strangely they don't have it on their website. Luckily the BBC does:
The family of a 14-year-old Afghan rape victim face prosecution after her foetus was removed without anaesthetic.

The mother and brother of the girl are accused of cutting her open with a razor blade to perform an abortion.

Doctors say the girl is in a critical condition. A man accused of raping her is under arrest, officials say.

Rape victims and their families in Afghanistan often feel ashamed to report what has happened because people may think the victim consented to sex.

Sex outside marriage is illegal in Afghanistan.

Click through for the rest of this very sorry tale.

Rape is wrong, forced abortion is wrong, treating your daughter and sister like this is so so wrong.

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