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A woman who placed the severed head of the man who raped her in a village square after shooting him dead has said she wants to abort the baby conceived as a result of the assault, Doğan news agency reported.
 
The woman, a local in Isparta's Yalvaç district, made headlines recently when she severed the head of a man who had been raping her and blackmailing her for months, tossing it into the open in the village square.
 
She was arrested shortly after police forces detained her. She reportedly told villagers that the head was the "head of the one toying with [her] honor."
 
She is now five months pregnant with the child of the rapist, according to reports, and wishes to abort the child "no matter what” despite legal restrictions that prohibit abortions after 10 weeks of pregnancy.
 
The woman reportedly said she was willing to die as long as she underwent the abortion.
 
The man had allegedly been raping the victim for months and blackmailing her with nude photos of her before she finally shot him to death.
 
The pregnancy was known to both beforehand but the abortion could not be legally conducted on the 14 week-old baby. Rumors had been allegedly running around the village, making life difficult for the victim and her children.
 
After killing the man, the victim cut off his head and brought it to the village's square, telling everyone to stop "talking behind [her] back" and to “stop toying with [her] honor.”
 
Several bullet holes were discovered in the body, including the man's genitalia. He was also stabbed in the abdomen after he was shot.
 
The victim said she did not remember how many times she had fired the gun.
 
“He kept saying that he would tell everyone [about the rape]," she reportedly said during her testimony. "My daughter will start school this year. Everyone would have insulted my children. Now no one can."
 
"I saved my honor," she added. "They will now call [her children] 'the kids of the women who saved her honor.'"

August/31/2012

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