Zim Abortion Law Obsolete

THE abortion law in Zimbabwe is archaic and colonial as it ignores the mental and socio-economic wellbeing of women, a Right Here Right Now Consortium member has said. By Kudakwashe Pembere in Gweru Katswe Sisterhood Programs Manager Advocate Debra Mwase explained to journalists at a media workshop in Gweru that Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1978 was imposed on Zimbabweans under the Victorian culture. She said in the pre-colonial era abortion was regarded as a private matter which did not involve traditional courts. Mwase noted that then, traditional medicines were…

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