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The European Court of Human Rights has upheld injunctions against a German pro-life activist barring him from referring to the abortions performed by some doctors as "aggravated murder" and comparing them to the Holocaust. The court said his remarks could incite "hatred and aggression" and the injunctions are "necessary in a democratic society"

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