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Turkish women protest plans to curb abortion

Written By THA on Sunday, 3 June 2012 | 19:27

Hundreds of abortion rights demonstrators have started protesting against plans by Turkey's Islamic-rooted government to curb abortion, which critics say will amount to a virtual ban.

Many women carrying banners that read "my body, my decision" gathered in Istanbul's Kadikoy district on Sunday in the latest and largest pro-abortion rights protest in the country.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called abortion as "murder" and his government is working on legislation reportedly to ban abortion after four weeks from conception, except for emergency abortions.

It is presently legal in Turkey up to 10 weeks from conception. (Ankara-The Associated Press)
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