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Unformatted text preview: abortions occur in Lithuania as other countries in Northern Europe. Part of this may be because, interestingly enough, a non-surgical abortion costs one-third the price of oral contraception for one year ($17.50 compared to roughly $60.00). Abortion rights in the country are currently under attack, with a recent Draft to Ban Abortion, proposed in April 2005. The draft was struck down. For adolescents, parental consent is required to obtain a legal abortion. Because of this, many young people seek illegal abortions instead, so they can avoid telling their parents. Lithuanian women are still beneath men when it comes to SRHR. With time and education, one can only hope that the government will begin to acknowledge the rights of women and their bodies....
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- Fall '07