Unsafe abortions cause high maternal death rate in Sierra Leone
Jan 6, 2017
Sierra Leone has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality and unsafe abortions account for 10 percent of those deaths, says a report by the country's health ministry and a non-profit organisation IPAS.
Women in Sierra Leone are dying from unsafe abortion methods as President Ernest Bai Koroma refused to sign a law legalising abortion in the West African country.
Sierra Leone's parliament has twice passed a bill that would allow women to terminate a pregnancy up to 12 weeks.
But the bill has failed to become a law and it's been held up by religious groups who oppose it.