Allowing abortions in some cases will save women's lives

Lifting ban on abortion at Marie Stopes prevents women from seeking over-the-counter pills, backstreet methods

In Summary

• According to Marie Stopes, every day, 320 Kenyan women are hospitalised and seven die as a result of dangerous backstreet abortions.  

• The Constitution states that abortion is illegal unless a woman’s life or health is in danger. 

The government’s move to lift the ban barring international charity Marie Stopes from providing abortion services was a step in the right direction.

Pregnant women and girls were relying on ...

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