Kenya’s Medical Board Bans Marie Stopes International From Offering Any Form Of Abortion Services

BBC News: Kenya bans Marie Stopes from offering abortion services
“The authorities in Kenya have banned the international health organization Marie Stopes from offering any form of abortion services. The Medical Practitioners Board says it made the decision after investigating complaints that the group’s adverts were promoting abortion. Abortion is illegal in Kenya unless a mother’s health is in danger. Marie Stopes says it operates within the law, offering counseling services including post-abortion care…” (11/18).

Daily Nation: Board orders Marie Stopes to stop offering abortion services
“… ‘Marie Stopes Kenya is hereby directed to immediately cease and desist offering any form of abortion services in all its facilities within the republic,’ states the committee in a set of orders issued on Wednesday. … On social media Saturday, the debate raged on whether [the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board’s (KMPDB)] order against Marie Stopes will give more room to quack doctors conducting unsafe abortions. Experts have warned of huge health implications for women who procure abortion at backdoor clinics…” (Oketch/Kanake, 11/18).

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