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Argentina: Abortion delays for rape survivor amount to torture

Headline Title:  Argentina: Abortion delays for rape survivor amount to torture 12 October 2012 The decision by Argentina’s Supreme Court to allow a rape survivor to have her pregnancy terminated is a step forward for women’s rights in the country, Amnesty International said today. The country’s top court yesterday blocked an injunction previously issued by a lower court to halt the abortion requested by a 32-year-old who had been held in captivity by a trafficking gang. “The unnecessary delays in the procedure requested by this rape survivor amounts to torture and cruel, inhuman…

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