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Dominican Republic’s High Court Reinstates Total Abortion Ban

A decision this week by the Dominican Republic's constitutional court to reinstate a total ban on abortion is putting women's lives at risk, rights groups said. Last year, reforms to amend the country's criminal code to allow abortion in cases of rape, incest, a deformed fetus or when a woman's life is in danger, were passed by congress and approved by President Danilo Medina. The reforms, a result of years of debate over the abortion ban in the predominantly Catholic and...

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