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Marie Stopes Defends Kenya Work After Abortion Ban

The international health organisation Marie Stopes has defended its work in Kenya after the authorities there banned it from offering any form of abortion services.

In a statement, Marie Stopes says it does not break the law in any country where it works.

It added that the organisation is supported by Kenyans:

Our recent campaign to reduce the number of women dying through unsafe abortion received significant support from the Kenyan people.”

Kenya’s Medical Practitioners Board says it made the decision to halt Marie Stopes’ work after investigating complaints that the group’s adverts were promoting abortion.

Abortion is illegal in Kenya unless a mother’s health is in danger.

Marie Stopes has said it does vital work:

“Most Kenyans know of at least one woman who has lost her life through unsafe abortion and have welcomed the opportunity to discuss this vital issue.”

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