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Safe Access to Abortion Crucial to Reducing Maternal Mortality in Kenya

Expand Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, center, and his wife Margaret, center-right, attend a ceremony to mark Jamhuri (Republic) Day at Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. © 2017 AP Photo/Brian Inganga Five years ago, Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, launched the “Beyond Zero” campaign to eradicate preventable maternal and child mortality in Kenya. The initiative has drawn support and criticism in equal measure from Kenyans, and it has earned this criticism by ignoring a crucial aspect of women’s health – access to safe abortion. A charity half marathon last…

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