Zimbabwe’s Review of Restrictive Abortion Laws

Activists are calling for a review of a decades-old abortion law to increase protections for women and girls

by Derick Matsengarwodzi
June 20, 2024

The Termination of Pregnancy Act (TOP Act), passed in 1977, has been increasingly attacked by human rights activists, victims, and legislators because it minimizes access to reproductive health for vulnerable women and girls in Zimbabwe. 

Activists are calling for a review of the act and amendments to include rape within a marriage, access to safe abortion, and reproductive health.  

Continued: https://www.thinkglobalhealth.org/article/zimbabwes-review-restrictive-abortion-laws