Morocco: Royal initiative on abortion offers unique opportunity to recognize women’s rights
The decision to produce a draft bill aimed at reforming the abortion law in Morocco, announced by King Mohammed VI on 16 March 2015, represents a unique opportunity to decriminalize abortion. Currently, criminalization forces Moroccan women to resort to illegal and unsafe abortions, said Amnesty International. In a submission published today, the organization calls on the Moroccan authorities to seize this historic opportunity to decriminalize abortion and thus improve the situation of women and young girls in Morocco by allowing them access to safe and legal abortions.
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