Knowing Tanzania’s Stand On Abortion

9 JUNE 2022
By Anthony Tambwe, Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

The word 'abortion', in most African societies, is usually spoken in hush tones, because to some, you might as well be discussing committing murder in public.

In some African communities, when you talk about abortion, they will most probably associate it with loose behavior, fornication, irresponsibility and poor attitude. It is unfortunate that only a few people in Tanzania know that abortion, in some cases, is allowed, despite the tough stance put by the laws of the land concerning the matter.