Macedonia to Revise Restrictive Abortion Law

Macedonia to Revise Restrictive Abortion Law
The health minister announced that Macedonia will soon change its restrictive law on abortion, which sparked widespread criticism from rights activists when it was adopted five years ago.

Sinisa Jakov Marusic
08 Mar 18

The Macedonian health ministry is working to redraw the divisive Law on Abortion and will soon submit its proposals to parliament, recently-appointed Health Minister Venko Filipce told media on Wednesday.

“All the laws and procedures [intended for] the improvement of the protection of women’s health remain our priority. We are almost finished with the revision of the Law on Abortion and it will soon put it into a regular procedure [for adoption by parliament,” Filipce said.