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Malawi: Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

Malawi: Faith Groups Protest Amended Abortion Bill

Members of various religious groups in Malawi held street protests Tuesday against a proposed law that would expand women’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. The country’s existing law allows only pregnant mothers whose lives are in danger to obtain an abortion. More than 20,000 people including schoolchildren, medical personnel and members of a Rastafarian sect […]

Religion, Rights And Politics Clash Over Sierra Leone Abortion Bill

Religion, Rights And Politics Clash Over Sierra Leone Abortion Bill

When she was 15, long before she became gender adviser to Sierra Leone’s president, Naasu Fofanah was raped by her church pastor. With her mother’s help, she had an abortion, a decision she does not regret, even though it involved breaking the law. “That is the choice I want other girls and women to be […]