Thanks to this US law, Boko Haram rape victims can't get abortions

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Yes, thanks to the late Senator Jesse Helms, and the persistence of this deadly, utterly retrograde foreign aid policy, these survivors of war may have to bear their rapists' children. Not that it's being discussed much in American media.

The Global Justice Center is trying to get Obama to overturn this act so the UN Population Fund can do its job. According to their blog post on the subject: "While UNFPA are doing good work helping these pregnant women and girls, they are hamstrung, by a decades old US policy, from providing the full range of medical services these women and girls require."


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