04 Jun '11, 10am

Pregnant girls rescued from #Nigeria "Baby Factory" #childtrafficking #humantrafficking

Pregnant girls rescued from #Nigeria "Baby Factory" #childtrafficking #humantrafficking

Sometimes, stories about human trafficking literally make me ill. This latest story from the BBC and the NY Daily News definitely falls into that category: Nigerian police raided a clinic, allegedly set up to provide resources for pregnant teens, and rescued 32 girls between the ages of 15 and 17, who were locked up and being used to provide babies. The newborns from the "baby factory" were then sold for ritual "witchcraft" or adoption. The girls told authorities that the doctor in charge of the clinic, Hyacinth Orikara, was forcing them to sell their babies to him for about $190, depending on the babies' gender (male babies, unsurprisingly, are deemed more valuable). The babies are worth shockingly large sums on the black market. He could face up to 14 years in prison for child abuse and human trafficking. The practice of luring desperate pregnant teenagers into clinics a...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/womens-rights/blog/girls-resc...

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