Zimbabwe – As teenagers die, Zim lawmakers call for abortion reform


As teenagers die, Zim lawmakers call for abortion reform

Wednesday 9 May 2018

BULAWAYO - When her 15-year-old daughter fell pregnant last year, Irene Ndlovu secretly arranged for an abortion before the pregnancy became visible so that she could continue with her education.

Abortions are only allowed in Zimbabwe if a woman's life is in danger, if there is a risk that the child will be "seriously handicapped" or if the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest. Those who break the law can be jailed for five years.

Continued: http://www.enca.com/africa/as-teenagers-die-zim-lawmakers-call-for-abortion-reform

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Zimbabwe: Legalize Abortion: Doctors


Legalize Abortion: Doctors

June 30, 2017
Bridget Mananavire

Zimbabwe Doctors for Human Rights are calling for the total repeal of the country's 1977 Termination of Pregnancy Act, which bans abortion and is responsible for a high rate of unsafe abortion. One-third of maternal deaths are due to unsafe abortion and considerable resources are spent treating post-abortion complications.

Continued at source: Daily News: https://www.dailynews.co.zw/articles/2017/06/30/legalise-abortion-doctors

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Zimbabwe: Unsafe abortions major cause of maternal deaths


Unsafe abortions major cause of maternal deaths
June 14, 2017 Local News

Thandeka Moyo, Health Reporter
ABOUT 16 percent of Zimbabwe’s maternal deaths are caused by unsafe abortions, a procedure which is illegal in the country.

Zimbabwe’s maternal mortality rate stands at 614 deaths per every 100 000 live births which remains one of the highest in the region.

Continued at source: The Chronicle: http://www.chronicle.co.zw/unsafe-abortions-major-cause-of-maternal-deaths/

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Isle of Man ‘must update abortion law’


Isle of Man 'must update abortion law'

22 January 2017, BBC.com
by Ellan Vannin

Women in the Isle of Man should have the same abortion rights as those in England, Scotland and Wales, a Member of the House of Keys (MHK) says.

Fewer than 10 terminations happen each year on the island because, in most circumstances, its laws prohibit them.

As a result, an estimated 100 women a year seek private abortions in the UK.

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Source, BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-38668044

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