TURKEY – Refusal of access to legal abortion is a human rights violation: Constitutional Court

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Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled that a young woman’s rights were violated when she was denied an abortion for a pregnancy that was the result of sexual assault. The 17-year-old became pregnant as a result of sexual assault in 2017 and her family reported the perpetrator, according to the evidence presented to the Constitutional Court. The family also demanded the termination of the unwanted pregnancy. However, no abortion decision was issued after the application went … Continued

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