Uganda: Rights Activists, Clerics Clash Over Abortion Bill

By David Mafabi,

Kampala — As the drawn-out debate on legalisation of abortion enters a new phase, human rights activists yesterday clashed with religious leaders over a looming 'Abortion Bill'.

The two highly polarising positions were again cast in sharp contrast with religious leaders flatly reminding the government that abortion is murder, plain and simple.

Across the aisle, firebrands in the activist camp raised the ante, claiming that the church, by its obstinacy, was fuelling maternal mortality and morbidity caused by unsafe abortions in Uganda.

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