In Harm's Way: The Impact of Kenya's Restrictive Abortion Law

Recommendations to the Government of Kenya

To the Executive Branch

  • Publicly acknowledge the importance of reducing unsafe abortion in order to meet Kenya’s obligations under the Millennium Development Goals, particularly the goal to reduce maternal mortality.
  • Support legislative and policy reform to improve access to safe and legal abortion services and quality post-abortion care services. Emphasize that unsafe abortion should be treated as a public health and human rights crisis, not a criminal issue...

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