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Death Sentence in Abortion Case Compounds Dangers for Kenyan Women

Jackson Namunya Tali at a Nairobi court on Thursday, where he was sentenced to death for performing an abortion that resulted in the death of a young woman in 2009.

Though abortion is legal in Kenya in certain circumstances, many women and health-care providers remain misinformed about the law—and some corrupt police forces are reportedly taking advantage of this confusion.

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In Peru, an Epidemic of Rape and Double Jeopardy for Rape Victims Seeking Abortion

Peru has more reported cases of rape and sexual violence than any other country in South America. Eight in ten of these victims are minors. Women and girls in this situation are faced with two options: seek an illegal abortion and risk going to jail or carry the pregnancy to term.

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Will the London Family Planning Initiative Measure Up?

For those of us trying to discern whether the rights of women will truly be at the center of this Family Planning Initiative, as promised by DFID and the Gates Foundation in response to our months of advocacy, there were moments of disquiet.  

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