It is not possible to reduce maternal mortality in Africa without making abortions safe

Not long after the Malawi Council of Churches expressed optimism that the faith community in Malawi would endorse the safe abortion bill waiting to be tabled in the country’s Parliament, doctors in the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship in Malawi urged government to critically reassess the proposed bill and stop its passage through Parliament. They claimed (in the absence of evidence from Malawi, where deaths from unsafe abortion are high and show no signs of falling) that maternal mortality from unsafe abortion can fall without making abortions safe.SOURCE: Nyasa Times, 4 September 2016 + VISUAL