Malawi Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

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December 06, 2016, Voice of America

by Lameck Masina

LILONGWE, MALAWI —

Members of various religious groups in Malawi held street protests Tuesday against a proposed law that would expand women’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. The country's existing law allows only pregnant mothers whose lives are in danger to obtain an abortion.

More than 20,000 people including schoolchildren, medical personnel and members of a Rastafarian sect marched to the parliament in Lilongwe to protest the bill.

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