Abortion in Angola

Abortion in Angola is only legal if the abortion will save the woman's life.[1] In Angola, any abortion performed under different conditions subjects the woman and the person who performs the procedure to up to three years in prison.[1] If the woman dies as a result of the abortion, the criminal charges are increased by one-third.[1]

Barriers to legal reform

Angolan measures to reduce the number of unsafe illegal abortions by making legal abortions more accessible have been difficult to pass because of the nearly 60% Catholic populace.[2]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Abortion Policies: Oman to Zimbabwe. United Nations Publications. 2001. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. Makamura, Lucia (5 February 2012). "Angola: Abortion Bill causes uproar". Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance. Retrieved 4 December 2014.

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