A MAJOR WIN FROM THE HIGH COURT

On 12th June 2019, the high court ruled on Petition no 266 of 2015 commonly referred to as The JMM Case that “safe abortion is permissible under some circumstances such as in the opinion of a trained medical professional,  the health of the mother is in danger, or if permitted by any other written law or circumstances such as rape or incest” In regards to the health of the mother, Health as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO)’’ Is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’’a trained medical professional is anyone who has undergone medical training and often involves; a midwife, clinical officer, nurse or any other trained...

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