Religious Leaders Thwart Abortion Rights in Sierra Leone

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Religious Leaders Thwart Abortion Rights in Sierra Leone

By Ngozi Cole | May 4, 2017

The Safe Abortion Bill
For every 100,000 live births in Sierra Leone, 1,360 women die.

According to a 2015 World Health Organization report, Sierra Leone has the worst maternal mortality rate in the world, and complications from unsafe abortion procedures contribute to 10 percent of these deaths. Thanks to a draconian abortion law, women have to procure abortion by any means they can find, and many either die from hemorrhage and sepsis or suffer severely damaging physical and psychological consequences.

Continued at source: Women's Media Center: http://www.womensmediacenter.com/feature/entry/religious-leaders-thwart-abortion-rights-in-sierra-leone