Sierra Leone Could Become the Latest African Nation to Expand Abortion Rights

Sierra Leone Could Become the Latest African Nation to Expand Abortion Rights
President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone speaks during the U.N. Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 2, 2021 (Pool photo by Hannah McKay via AP).

In early July, Sierra Leone’s Cabinet approved the decision to draft a bill conferring a constitutional right to safe abortion. But once passed, the law will only be the first step in ensuring access to safe abortions and other reproductive health services in a country where unsafe abortions have dire health consequences.

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