Abortion Blocked in Case of Twelve Year Incest Victim
A Michigan Judge has blocked a twelve year old pregnant girl who is a victim of incest from being taken by her parents to Kansas to obtain an abortion Raped by her brother, the girl is twenty-eight weeks pregnant. Her doctor failed to properly diagnose her four times. Michigan outlaws abortions after twenty-four weeks except when the woman's life is endangered.
Prosecutors, tipped off by the girl's cousin, pressed a judge to forbid the girl from having an abortion until she underwent psychological treatment, saying that the girl was unsure whether she wanted to have the abortion or not. The Judge blocked the girl's parents from taking her out of state to get the abortion until she has had a month of treatment. The brother will face sexual assault charges.
11/25/2015 Afghan Women Launch 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence - Afghanistan marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and begun participating in the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which is being called in Afghanistan "Peace from Home to the World." During the launch day's event, which was attended by government officials, including First Lady Rula Ghani and women's rights activists, speakers expressed their commitment to ending violence against women.
First Lady, Rula Ghani gave a speech on ending violence against women and supporting women by stating that "war often leads society towards violence and this violence is in violation of human dignity. . . .