GHANA – Two new hotlines to provide safe abortion information

The Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human rights media advocacy organisation, will soon introduce safe abortion information telephone hotlines, such as Papa Ralph and Maame Esi, to provide information on abortion and contraceptives to women, especially vulnerable and hard-to-reach young girls. Such measures according to GLOMEF could reduce maternal morbidity and mortality that results from unsafe abortions in Ghana.

Raphael Godlove Ahenu, founder of GLOMEF, made this known to the national media. He said cultural and religious unacceptability of safe abortion is a contributing factor to unsafe abortion practices in Ghana, especially among young girls who feared the stigma that accompanied unwed pregnancy.

SOURCE: Modern Ghana, by Raphael Godlove Ahenu, 16 August 2019