Politics, Religion Influence Efforts To Codify Sierra Leone’s ‘Safe Abortion Bill,’ Reuters Reports

Reuters: Religion, rights, and politics clash over Sierra Leone abortion bill
“…Since December, parliament, dominated by President Ernest Bai Koroma’s party, has twice passed the ‘Safe Abortion Bill,’ which would scrap the current ban, both times with more than the two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto. Koroma has refused to sign it into law, however, saying it runs counter to the right to life enshrined in the constitution and should be put to a referendum…” (Fofana, 4/15).

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