Morocco: Health Minister in favour of easing restrictions on abortion

Publié le 10 May, 2015

In an interview last Friday with the weekly journal, Tel Quel, Health Minister El Hossein El Ouardi, clearly announced his support for easing restrictions on abortion. “As far as I am concerned, women should be allowed to decide what to do with their own bodies“.


In March, he called for a review of the current abortion law on the pretext of fighting against “non-medical, backstreet abortions“. King Mohammed VI met with the Minister of Justice and Freedom, the Minister of Islamic Affairs and the President of the National Council for Human Rights.  He gave them a month to put forward their proposals.

RFI 10/05/2015 – Le Soir 8/05/2015

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