Teen Rape Victim Turned Away

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    Premiere: 6/19/2016

In this excerpt from TRAPPED, a 13 year-old rape victim who is on the cusp of her 5-month legal abortion window is turned away from Whole Woman’s Health because the clinic cannot find an available anesthetist to put the girl to sleep — required by state law — in time to perform the procedure. In order to have an abortion, the girl must instead travel to New Mexico and pay around $5,000. “It’ll never happen,” says Marva Sadler, Director of Clinical Services at Whole Woman’s Health.

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