Category: abortion

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Does Morocco’s strict abortion regulations want reform?

Casablanca, Morocco – About two years ago, Zohra’s boyfriend abandoned her when he discovered she was pregnant. Suddenly, she was faced with an unwanted pregnancy. In Morocco, abortion is criminalised and punishable by prison and fines, except in the cases of married women whose medical reports prove that the pregnancy carries a physical threat. Even in such cases, a…

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What’s going to Pinera’s take imply for Chile’s abortion legislation?

Women’s rights groups in Chile are expressing concern over what the election of conservative billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera as president will mean for a landmark abortion bill passed last year.  The bill, approved by Chile’s Constitutional Court in August 2017, legalises abortion in exceptional cases. Known as the “abortion under three circumstances law”, the legislation says…