Half a Million Illegal Abortions

Feature An estimated half a million illegal abortions take place in Argentina every year, Human Rights Watch estimated in 2009, comprising 40 percent of all pregnancies. The Argentine penal code punishes those who perform illegal consensual abortions with up to four years of prison, even if the woman consented to the operation. This feature was published in VICE News on May 7, 2015.
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