Nigerian Abortions

When she discovered she was pregnant, Faith stole a few thousand naira – about $40 – from her mother to pay for a secret abortion.

Linked above is a great article from BBC News on the risky abortion practices happening in Nigeria.  I encourage everyone to take a look.

As one American blogger wrote, “If you change the national references, and use terms like “knitting needle” or “coat hanger” instead of “stick,” and add granny remedies with local materials instead of Alligator chillies, you’ll get an even clearer idea of what it was like here, before Roe v. Wade. This is the world we could return to if our courts give in to pressure and decide we are not equipped to make decisions about our bodies and futures.”

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