Sunday, March 07, 2010

In Harm’s Way: Unsafe Abortion in Kenya

The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination and dignity as basic human rights, has launched a new video and campaign about Kenya’s restrictive abortion law.

Some of the findings from their fact-finding mission –

Unsafe abortion accounts for 35% of Kenya’s maternal deaths

800 abortions, spontaneous and induced, occur every day in Kenya

Over 2,600 Kenyan women die from unsafe abortions each year

Approximately 21,000 women are admitted each year to Kenya’s public hospitals alone for treatment of complications from incomplete and unsafe abortion

At this very moment, the Kenyan government is reviewing proposals to include even more severe abortion restrictions into its constitution. There’s never been a more important moment to get the truth about Kenya’s abortion policies out to the public and to start a conversation.

Find out more about the impact of Kenya's restrictive abortion law here.

View the video – In Harm’s Way: Unsafe Abortion in Kenya – here.

View, discuss and then share.

Thanks.

1 comment:

LILAINA said...

Abortion needs to be made safe coz law or not women will procure abortions. im not pro-abortion but i dont see the point of loosing both the mother and fetus in a botched procedure. At least safeguard one life!