Marie Stopes Ban Heads to Court in Kenya

Kenyan officials are being taken to court after Marie Stopes was banned from providing abortion, post-abortion care and reproductive health information.

In Kenya abortion is allowed in cases where the woman’s health is in danger. Nevertheless, the Marie Stopes ban was triggered following allegations that the organization promoted abortion in a radio campaign.

Filed by the Centre for Reproductive Rights, the suit claims the ban violates fundamental human rights and drives women to seek unsafe alternatives. Unsafe abortion accounts for a quarter of maternal deaths in Kenya, according to a study by the African Population and Health Research Centre and the Ministry of Health.

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