Malawi: Activists ask government to enact new abortion law

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Malawi: Activists ask government to enact new abortion law

April 6, 2017
Ligomeka says women should have freedom, autonomy and control over their bodies

Human rights activists in Malawi have urged authorities to enact new Termination of Pregnancy legislation following revelations that 141,000 abortions occurred in the southern African nation in 2015.

According to research conducted by the US based Guttmacher Institute and the Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Malawi’s College of Medicine, the majority of the abortions were performed under clandestine and unsafe conditions and most of them resulted in complications.

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