Issued on: 13/11/2022
FADEL SENNA, AFP
Rabat (AFP) – The debate over abortion rights has flared in Morocco after a teenager's death following an unsafe termination, but social taboos continue to stall reforms.
"If I spoke out for abortion rights in front of my brothers, I'd be risking my life," said student Leila, 21, adding that she comes from a relatively "modern" family.
In September, a 14-year-old identified as Meriem died following an unsafe procedure in a rural village in the country's centre.