Malawi Set to Debate Liberalizing Abortion in Face of Conservative Opposition

March 11, 2021 04:32 PM
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Abortion is illegal in Malawi, unless the mother's life is at risk, but that doesn't stop an estimated 140,000 women per year having unsafe terminations that leave 12,000 women dead and countless others permanently scarred.  Efforts to liberalize current abortion laws to prevent deaths are facing resistance from conservative groups. Lameck Masina reports from Blantyre.

Camera: Lameck Masina 
Producer: Rod James