Articles tagged 'abortion'

70 000 in risky abortions yearly 1 October 2018 HARARE - Over 70 000 women in Zimbabwe are involved in unsafe pregnancy terminations each year, re-igniting debate on whether the authorities should legalise abortions. A civic society organisation pushing for safe abortion, Right Here, Right Now Zimbabwe (RHRNZ), has sensationally claimed tha...
Shock and horror - 70 000 women in risky abortions yearly 1 October 2018 HARARE - Over 70 000 women in Zimbabwe are involved in unsafe pregnancy terminations each year, re-igniting debate on whether the authorities should legalise abortions.
Abortion must be legalised: Biti 11 October 2017 HARARE - Harare lawyer Tendai Biti has called on the government to legalise abortion, arguing hundreds of girls were dying attempting to illegally terminate pregnancies. Biti said this yesterday while addressing people at a Harare hotel, where the Constitutional Court (Con-Court) was conferred...
Legalise abortion: Doctors 30 June 2017 HARARE - Women with unwanted pregnancies must be able to undergo safe abortions in a move that could save countless lives in a country with high maternal death rate, Zimbabwe Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) has said. The Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1977 (Chapter 15:10) that bans abortion ...
Abortion on rise at universities 11 May 2015 HARARE - Ashley Shamba (not real name) is due to graduate in December, she is the first to acquire a degree in her family and naturally she is expected to make a significant financial contribution soon but that dream may be shattered as she is now pregnant. Ashley's family expects her to assis...
'Give women options to stem baby dumping' 25 January 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe should consider coming up with strong support mechanisms to reduce cases of baby dumping, gender experts have said. Memory Kachambwa, a gender and development consultant, said government needs to come up with policies that support women in such situations. “The reason why ...
Abortion after incest lands family in court 9 October 2014 HARARE - Four family members, who allegedly forced a 19-year-old woman to abort after incest, were yesterday arraigned before the courts. Dickson Chindova, 35, Elizabeth Mahachi, 40, Magret Nyamudakarira, 59 and Kenson Gavi, 52, were released by magistrate Milton Serima on $100 bail each. T...
'Let women enjoy legal right to abort' 5 October 2014 HARARE - Policymakers have been asked to amend the Termination of Pregnancy Act so abortion can become every woman's option. Jimmy Wilford, Saywhat executive director, said abortion was a reality that Zimbabwe has to face. “If you talk to doctors in confidence, they will tell you backyard a...
Do something about abortions 9 November 2013 EDITOR — In response to the Daily News on Sunday article of October 20, 2013 about PSZ's illicit illegal abortions, I would like to call the honourable minister of Health to urgently act on this issue. Apart from abortions being illegal in Zimbabwe, they are of no public health value and exace...