Benin Legalize Abortion after intense parliamentary voting


Reports reaching the news desk of, Benin has make abortion legal in the country.

The legalization of abortion in Benin came after an intensive parliamentary vote and debate on Wednesday 20th October 2021.

According to the new law women can terminate a pregnancy within the first three months if it is likely to cause material, educational, professional or moral distress, incompatible with the woman or the unborn child’s interest”.

After the Law was passed Benin’s Health Minister Benjamin Hounkpatin in a statement said;

“In Benin, nearly 200 women die each year as the result of abortion complications, This measure will be a relief for many women who face undesired pregnancies, and are forced to put their lives in danger with botched abortions.”


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