As Teenagers Die, Zimbabwe Lawmakers Call for Abortion Reform

Abortions are only allowed in Zimbabwe if a woman's life is in danger, if there is a risk that the child will be "seriously handicapped" or if the pregnancy was the result of rape or incest. Those who break the law can be jailed for five years.



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  • Zimbabwe:   Govt Moves to Reduce Teenage Pregnancies

    The Herald, 24 April 2018

    Noster Shoniwa is a 30-year-old divorced mother of three who lives in Kadoma. She got married when she was young -- before she could even secure a career for herself. She later got… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   MPs Clash On Abortion Law

    The Herald, 13 June 2017

    Some members of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Health and Child Care are pushing for legislation to legalise abortion, amid revelations that 16 percent of maternal deaths… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Abortion Dilemma - It's the Women Who Suffer

    The Herald, 20 June 2017

    "My uterus was also damaged because of the pricking. The doctor had to remove it. I cried and begged him not to. He said I would die if he did not. The hysterectomy was performed… Read more »

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