KENYA: Groups want ‘safe’ abortion legalised

By STANDARD REPORTER

Kenya will Friday mark the international day for decriminalisation of abortion amid concerns over the high rate of women dying from unsafe abortion.

Latest Government records estimate that about 2,600 women die annually from unsafe abortion. Even as this happens, civil society groups led by the Reproductive Health and Rights Alliance are up in arms protesting at attempts by a committee within the Ministry of Health to draft a Health Bill, which if turned into law would limit women’s access to safe legal abortion services. READ MORE