NORTH MACEDONIA – New draft law on abortion adopted by the Government of North Macedonia
Feb 15, 2019
by International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion
The Government of the Republic of North Macedonia announced that the new Draft Law on Abortion has been adopted and that it will be submitted to the Parliament. H.E.R.A. – Health Education and Research Association, together with 21 CSOs as part of the Platform of Gender Equality welcomed the adoption of the new draft law, in the drafting of which their representatives participated.
The existing law prevents women from receiving abortion services on time, often forces them to carry on with the pregnancy and penalises doctors who offer abortions.
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Source: International Campaign for Women's Right to Safe Abortion