In a rare move, 200 march for abortion rights in Angola

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In a rare move, 200 march for abortion rights in Angola

Agence France-Presse

March 18, 2017

About 200 demonstrators protested under heavy police surveillance in the Angolan capital Luanda on Saturday against a draft law criminalizing all abortions.

The proposed new penal code has been sharply criticized, including by Isabel dos Santos, reported to be the richest woman in Africa and the daughter of veteran President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Continued at source: Agence France-Presse: https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-03-18/rare-move-200-march-abortion-rights-angola

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Angola MPs to vote on 10 years in jail for abortion proposal

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Angola MPs to vote on 10 years in jail for abortion proposal
March 17, 2017
by AP

Angola's Parliament votes next week on a proposal to imprison for up to 10 years women who have abortions and people who perform them, angering the President's daughter and others in the former Portuguese colony.

Continued at source: New Zimbabwe: http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-35270-Angola+ponders+10+yrs+jail+for+abortion/news.aspx

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