Great news out of Nepal! In just a few years, the country has gone from
a total abortion ban to allowing abortion under most circumstances to
this week, the Supreme Court ordering the government to set up an
abortion fund for poor women and to invest in an education campaign on
The government of Nepal recently became the first in the region to recognize women’s fundamental right to reproductive health in its Interim Constitution. Will reproductive rights make the final cut?
Deaths and injuries due to unsafe abortion are a leading cause of maternal death around the world; access to safe abortion in Nepal has reduced maternal mortality by 50 percent.