Sierra Leone President Expected To Sign Bill Legalizing Abortion

BuzzFeed News: What Legalized Abortion Means For The Women Of Sierra Leone
“Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma is expected to sign a bill legalizing abortion, after declaring the country’s maternal health crisis a ‘national emergency’ in a speech to Parliament on Friday. … The Safe Abortion Act, which the country’s parliament passed on December 8, allows for unrestricted abortion in the first 12 weeks [of pregnancy]; girls under age 18 require the permission of a guardian…” (Moore, 12/15).

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