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02/12/2014 01:15 pm ET | Updated Apr 14, 2014

Abortion on the Rise in Iran

The paradoxical nature of Iranian society more often than not results in people covertly performing the forbidden. As this nature dictates, delving into the root of such social issues can be tough in the absence of credible statistics.

Abortion is illegal in Iran, unless in exceptional cases of health threats endangering the mother or fetus. In such cases, an official abortion permit is issued and the pregnancy can be ended at a public hospital. Medically legitimate pregnancies, however, are nipped in the bud early, or somewhat later in the course of the pregnancy under concealed circumstances.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/02/iran-abortion-rising.html#ixzz2t6lmYQeK

Originally on Al-Monitor's Iran Pulse, Published on Feb 11th, 2014

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