Reaction to Reuters report on Nigerian military abortion programme

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(Reuters) – A Reuters investigation published on Wednesday revealed that the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast since at least 2013. The programme has involved terminating at least 10,000 pregnancies among women and girls, many of whom had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants, according to dozens of witness accounts and documentation reviewed by Reuters. Here are some reactions to the report: NED PRICE, U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON “My reaction to it in the first instance was a personal one in that I read it and …

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