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In Colombia, Abortion Is Legal but Denied to Many Women, Advocates Say

When Paula went to a public hospital in Bogota for an abortion she was entitled to by law, a nurse showed her baby dolls and photos of newborn babies and asked her what she felt looking at them. "I was judged. Doctors and nurses were always trying to talk me out of it," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. "One doctor said I was committing murder if I went through with it." Paula's experience is common in Colombia, where abortion is legal on paper but in...

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