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Forced Mass Abortions Are A New And Disturbing Phenomenon In Nigeria

bmszealand/shutterstock Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi, Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria classifies abortion as illegal except under certain medical circumstances. A recent investigation by Reuters news agency has alleged that, since 2013, the Nigerian military has run a secret mass abortion programme in the north-east of the country, where it is at war with the militant Islamic organisation Boko Haram. Ten thousand women ...

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Abortion Pills Are Being Widely Used In Nigeria: Women And Suppliers Talk About Their Experiences

Nigerian law forbids abortion unless a woman’s life is in danger. Photo by Universal Images Group via Getty Images Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi, Obafemi Awolowo University; Akinrinola Bankole, Guttmacher Institute; Melissa Stillman, Guttmacher Institute; Onikepe Owolabi, Guttmacher Institute, and Temitope Erinfolami, Obafemi Awolowo University Unintended pregnancy is common among women of reproductive age in Nigeria and a substantial number end in ...

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