Does Morocco's strict abortion law need reform?
Doctors and activists demand action with over 25,000 unwanted babies born a year and as dangerous abortions continue.
by Ahmed El Amraoui & Maha Naami
Feb 25, 2018
Casablanca, Morocco - About two years ago, Zohra's boyfriend abandoned her when he discovered she was pregnant.
Suddenly, she was faced with an unwanted pregnancy.
In Morocco, abortion is criminalised and punishable by prison and fines, except in the cases of married women whose medical reports prove that the pregnancy carries a physical threat. Even in such cases, a husband's approval is mandatory.