Abortion reform in Morocco: authorisation in “certain cases of force majeure”

Publié le 17 May, 2015

Since March, a reform of the abortion law has been debated in Morocco on the pretext of fighting “backstreet, non-medical abortion”. Following consultation with several commissions and after noting the stance adopted by various parties, Friday’s press release announced the authorisation of abortion “in certain cases of force majeure”:


Pregnancies following rape or incest


Severe deformities


Incurable diseases possibly contracted by the foetus”.


This press release should soon become a draft bill in order to “incorporate these conclusions in the penal code”.

Le Nouvel Obs (15/05/2015)

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