Africa: Abortion’s moral questions are best addressed outside criminal law

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Abortion's moral questions are best addressed outside criminal law
Wednesday January 18 2017, Daily Nation

By LIZA KIMBO

In June 2013, Louise (not her real name), an 18 year old girl in junior high school, was four-months pregnant when she attempted to procure an abortion in Kigali, Rwanda.

Because of stigma around abortion in her community, she visited a private clinic outside Kigali where the doctor gave her some pills. When she returned to Kigali, she began haemorrhaging and sought assistance from her neighbours, who immediately informed the police after discovering that she had attempted to procure an abortion.

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Source, Daily Nation: http://www.nation.co.ke/oped/blogs/decriminalising-abortion-maternal-mortality-Africa/620-3522700-rss702/