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UN Special Rapporteur Takes on Laws Meant to Oppress and Subjugate Women

Four years ago, in 2007, a Brazilian judge prosecuted 1,500 women for procuring abortions. That same year, a twenty-year-old woman, Ana María Acevedo, died in Argentina of cancer-related complications because her doctors refused to treat her; she was pregnant and an abortion might have saved her life.

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