Marie Stopes abortion services ban lifted, but with conditions
Thursday December 20 2018
By JILL NAMATSI
Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has lifted the ban on post-abortion care services by Marie Stopes Kenya and ordered its full compliance with relevant laws.
In a statement on Thursday, Ms Kariuki directed the company to observe all laws that cover its work, as stated in article 26(4) of the Constitution.
Abortion in Kenya: Everything you need to know
Author: Pauline Mwabishi
Dec 14, 2018
The ‘Abortion is a Crime’ reggae song is probably one that many of us have heard more than once. The song’s message, which is evident in its title, is that abortion is an act that should be shunned upon. The abortion debate is one that has been going on for a while, not only in Kenya but also worldwide. Various human rights groups, non-governmental organizations, and governments all over the world have not been shy when it comes to stating their stand on abortion. However, what we all ask ourselves when it comes to this topic is, “Is it ethical to legalize abortion?” Let us delve deeper into this debate, mainly using abortion in Kenya as a case study. Read more: https://www.tuko.co.ke/293876-abortion-kenya-everything-know.html#293876
Kenya's Marie Stopes ban may drive more women to unsafe abortions
(MENAFN - The Conversation) The Kenyan Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has stopped the NGO Marie Stopes International from performing abortions in Kenya. Marie Stopes is a global organisation that provides contraception and safe abortion to women in urban and rural communities. Abortion is illegal in Kenya, unless a trained medical professional judges that there's a need for emergency treatment, or that a woman's life or health is in danger.
The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to Michael Mutua about the Marie Stopes ban and its implications.
One in four women aborting calls for sincere dialogue
Nov. 22, 2018
By FRANK MUCHUGU
In Kenya, one in every four women has had an abortion. Another study shows that of the women who had severe complications after abortions, 45 per cent were teenagers.
The estimates comprise those reported within the healthcare system, so the number could be much higher. An estimated 2,600 women die from unsafe abortions annually. This works out to an estimated seven women and girls dying every day, making unsafe abortions one of the major causes of maternal deaths in Kenya today.
EDITORIAL: Closing down Marie Stopes is defeatist
Nov. 22, 2018
By STAR EDITOR
The government has threatened to close down Marie Stopes clinics if they are found to be conducting abortions — whether at the request of a patient or as permitted by the law.
This move is defeatist as tens of women each day will continue seeking abortion services, whether Marie Stopes is closed down or not.
Harsh realities behind the moral debate on abortion
Nov. 22, 2018
By KAGWENI MICHENI
In a dark, nondescript room, the walls caked in spots and smears whose origins she would rather not think about, a young girl sits wringing her hands, waiting for the woman she had been told could help her. She takes one deep breath after another, telling herself it will be okay, there is no other option, she has to be there.
Eventually the door slowly starts to open, bathing the room in light that does nothing other than illuminate the dilapidated hospital bed in the corner.
“You, lie over there!”
Board orders Marie Stopes to stop offering abortion services
Sunday November 18 2018
By ANGELA OKETCH and SONI KANAKE
The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has ordered reproductive services provider Marie Stopes to stop offering any form of abortion services.
In what signals an end to the organisation’s positioning as the go-to facility for women with unwanted pregnancies, Marie Stopes has further been ordered to pull down advertisements that are deemed to be against the rules of medical advertising from its website and other mediums.
Marie Stopes ordered to stop offering abortion services
By Graham Kajilwa
Published Sun, November 18th 2018
Marie Stopes, a renown reproductive health clinic, has been ordered to stop offering abortion services of any kind.
The government through the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has also directed the clinic to submit weekly returns to the board over the next 60 days.
Why Marie Stopes has been asked to stop abortion services
By Grace Gichuhi and Dorcus Osongo
Published Sat, November 17th 2018
Marie Stopes Kenya has been ordered to stop offering abortion services in all their facilities, a move that could see them run out of business.
The order by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) comes after a public outcry against the clinics' advertisements that have been deemed to promote abortion.
Marie Stopes defies ban on advert linked to abortion
Sunday September 30 2018
By JOHN MUTUA
International charity Marie Stopes has defied Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) orders to pull down an advertisement said to promote abortion.
The advertisement has been running on radio weeks after the agency banned it on September 10 on claims the campaign supports abortion of unplanned pregnancies.