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  1. She's Leading Germany's Fight for Legal Abortions

    Germany won't legalize abortions, and Kristina Hänel is fighting to make sure everyone knows that. The procedure's been decriminalized, but the government clings to a century-old ban that carried the death penalty during the Nazi regime, OZY reports. At 63, the grandmother and doctor is battling charges stemming from detailing her abortion services online — hoping the European Court of Human Rights can compel changes to the law.

    Does anyone care? The issue hasn't resonated much in Germany, but the far-right AfD party is stoking those fires, advocating "family policies" that drive more "native" births as an alternative to migrant labor.

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