MOROCCO – Demonstration in front of parliament calling for reform of law on abortion

The group demonstrated in front of the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat on 25 June 2019 to demand reform of the law on abortion, because it leads to unsafe, clandestine abortions and child abandonment. On the pavement, they displayed dolls bearing the inscription “Article 453”, which refers to the section of the law that punishes abortion from six months to five years of imprisonment except when the health of the mother is in danger. Their banners … Continued

GERMANY – Higher court overturns abortion “advertising” conviction

Dr Kristina Haenel was fined € 6,000 euros in 2017 by a court in Giessen after stating on her website that she carried out abortions. That simple statement was said to violate the legal ban on “advertising” abortion, which carried a fine or a prison sentence of up to two years. A higher court in Frankfurt has overturned a doctor’s conviction for advertising abortions after the government loosened its regulations on the issue, but for … Continued

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