Lack of info on laws fuels deaths from unsafe abortion
Constitution allows abortion in selected situations–for instance, if mother is in danger
by Daniel Otieno, Star Blogs
20 February 2020
In 2010, Kenya’s Constitution was changed after it was realised that many women were dying due to unsafe abortion while thousands were suffering from complications related to unsafe abortion.
The Constitution permits abortion if, in the opinion of a trained medical provider, the health of the mother is at risk or if a written law–a constitution–permits it.