The US goes out of its way to deny poor women access to services–including abortion. Meanwhile, Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in Africa has liberalized its abortion laws and pays for abortion care for women who need it.
Filmmaker Lisa Russell talks to RH Reality Check about “Not Yet Rain,” a new documentary examining the impact of liberalized abortion laws in Ethiopia.
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Unsafe abortion is the second leading cause of death in Ethiopia. So the Ministry of Health’s announcement that it will provide family planning services to 8.5 million women across the country is particularly welcome.