Foreign Policy reports: 40% of West Bank Arab women have illegal abortions



By Arutz Sheva News Brief


A new report has found that about 40 percent of Arab women in Judea and Samaria have had abortions, even though the procedure is illegal.

Abortion clinic exam room. – Photo: OlgaKhazan

Foreign Policy reports that, in order to avoid going to a doctor for the abortion, many women try improvised methods such as inserting sharp objects into their bodies or jumping off of buildings.

Many of the women who seek abortions are married but say that they are afraid of their husbands, giving them even less incentive to search for help.


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