Sierra Leone Bill To Expand Abortion Access Expected To Be Approved, Despite Religious Groups’ Opposition
Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone religious groups believe abortion law a lost battle
“As the president of Sierra Leone equivocates over signing a bill to extend abortion provision in a country with sky-high maternal mortality rates, its powerful religious authorities believe the battle against it is already lost. … For reasons that are the subject of rampant speculation and few concrete facts, he has yet to give his assent, but the coalition of Catholics, Christian evangelicals, and Muslim groups that united in stringent opposition to the bill believe the game may be up…” (Johnson/O’Mahony, 3/3).
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