Unsafe abortion practices and the law in Nigeria: time for change

The abortion law in Nigeria states that abortion is illegal unless done to save the life of the mother.1 Otherwise, the laws of Nigeria criminalize abortion with a steep penalty for both the woman and the personnel performing the abortion procedure. If caught, those who violate the law risk a 7-year (the patient) or a 14-year (the performer) jail term

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