Why Abortion Rights For Boko Haram Rape Survivors In Nigeria Are Vital

Why Abortion Rights Are Vital For Boko Haram Rape Survivors In Nigeria

The Nigerian military has freed hundreds of Nigerian women and girls who were being held by Boko Haram militants in recent weeks. The militants have kidnapped at least 2,000 women and girls since the start of 2014 and according to rights groups they have forced many of the hostages into sexual slavery.

In an article this week in Cosmopolitan magazine, senior political writer Jill Filipovic investigates the lack of access to safe abortions in Nigeria and the rights of rape survivors. Filipovic sat down with HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski on Tuesday.

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