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A United Nations Committee Officially Ruled Abortion a Human Right

Source: Mic

In 2001, a 17-year-old Peruvian woman known as “K.L.” was denied a medically indicated abortion, although the fetus had a notably lethal anomaly and the abortion would have been legal. Now, over a decade later, K.L. will finally receive justice: She was awarded the financial compensation won in a complaint filed to the United Nations Human Rights Committee, marking the first time the committee has affirmed that abortion is a human right, according to the Huffington Post. read more