Trump abortion aid cuts threaten to send Malawi women ‘to the grave’

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Trump abortion aid cuts threaten to send Malawi women 'to the grave'
Special Correspondent Alex Crawford, reporting from Lilongwe, Malawi
Mar 3, 2017

Backstreet abortions in Malawi are expected to increase dramatically if the US withdraws its funding to all foreign groups which give advice on terminations.

The poor African country already has one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world and thousands of women die every year from illegal abortions.

Its already fragile health service infrastructure is reliant on overseas funding and any drop in financial help is expected to have a big impact.

The main hospital in capital city Lilongwe is already crowded with women seeking post-abortive care.

Continued at source: SkyNews: http://news.sky.com/story/donald-trumps-cuts-to-support-groups-threaten-increase-in-malawian-backstreet-abortions-10787462