Abortion bill back in Parliament

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Members of the National Assembly are today expected to debate on the termination of pregnancy bill.

The bill has resurfaced barely two months after the National Assembly rejected it.

According to the order paper, the bill will be tabled in Parliament through a private motion.

The bill, pushed by activists since 2015, aimed to expand legal abortion from cases where the mother’s life is at risk to include rape, incest, fetal deformity, and threats to health. 

The current law criminalizes abortion, unless the mother’s life is in danger, with offenders facing up to 14 years in jail.

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Robert Ngwira
Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email: info@faceofmalawi.com

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