[JURIST] Ecuador's criminal code, which prohibit abortions even in the case of rape, threatens the health of victims of sexual violence, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [text, PDF; press release] Friday. Ecuador's abortion laws impose prison terms ranging from one to five years for women who obtain abortions. In the press release accompanying the report, HRW women's rights researcher Amanda Klasing declared that women who are victimized by sexual violence should not be punished for getting an abortion:A...

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