Unsafe abortions once killed hundreds of Ethiopian women each year. Not any more.
Banchiamlack Dessalegn, Africa Director at MSI Reproductive Choices.
28 Sep 2022
As an Ethiopian American, I am disturbed that the United States is rolling back the reproductive rights of American women and girls, one state at a time. Unlike most Americans today, I grew up in a country where abortion bans once restricted reproductive autonomy and claimed many lives.
Now I believe that the same country – Ethiopia – can provide a valuable lesson for activists and providers looking to resurrect rights that were guaranteed through Roe v Wade until it was overturned by the US Supreme Court earlier this year.