Abortions are legal in much of Africa. But few women may be aware, and providers don’t advertise it

News Organization

Associated Press

Publication Date

01 April 2024

Publication Author

Maria Cheng and Misper Apawu

“‘The right to abortion exists in law, but in practice, the reality may be a little different,’ said Evelyne Opondo, of the International Center for Research on Women. She noted that poorer countries in particular, such as Benin and Ethiopia, may permit abortions in some instances but struggle with a lack of resources to make them available to all women. Many women learn of their options only through word of mouth.”

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