African MPs want laws on abortion harmonised
By Vision Reporter
Added 19th October 2017
African countries should safeguard reproductive health rights of women by permitting abortion in cases of sexual assault or where pregnancy poses a risk to the physical or mental health of a woman.
Legislators from the Pan African Parliament (PAP) are calling upon African countries that are signatories to the Maputo Protocol to comply.
A statement from Ugandan Parliament said they also urged States to decriminalise abortion by reforming their laws.