No abortion bill before Parliament – Malawi Govt

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The Malawi Government  has categorically dismissed claims that the abortion bill has been approved by cabinet and is ready for debate in the national assembly.

In a statement, government spokesperson Malison Ndau said the truth of the matter is that the Malawi Law Commission has developed a report and made recommendations to government to adopt a new law on abortion.

The statement states that currently the law on abortion as governed by the penal code prohibits termination of pregnancy except where the life of the mother is at threat.

Abortion laws under debate in Malawi. credit:politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org)

Abortion laws under debate in Malawi. credit:politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org)

The government spokesperson also observed that the present controversy emanates from the recommendation by the law commission to have a special law commission to comprehensively review sections of the law that deal with the termination of pregnancy whose report is yet to be submitted to cabinet.

In the statement. Ndau emphasises that the report by the law commission is merely a recommendation to government and it is the prerogative of cabinet to adopt or reject it.

Ndau therefore stated that any information that there is a bill ready for debate is misleading.

Additional reporting by Victoria Milanzi.

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  1. politicaly they have come back to their sences that passing these two bills they wud become the most infamouse govmnt in malawi,,we are oky we are okey without these two demonic bills,,

  2. Kodi mukumabweretsa nkhani zopanda mutu kuleka kumakambira nkhani za njala ndizina zotero kodi amabungwenu dzikoli ndilanu?kuti muzitipangila zisankho zofoirazo?

  3. When late Kamuzu was alive he used to say Malawi is a God fearing nation to you turned to…… Satanic country just because you want to be rich shame on you

  4. Mbuzi zokhazokha zilibe mzeru akanakhara azimanu anakutayani bwezi muli pamenepo stupid akanakhara zoti umabwereranso kuumwana ndikanayamba iwe kukufinyira ku labour komweko

  5. For you who mobilise abortion, if your mothers was thinking of aborting you before your birth could you have a chance to stop her. So, why others should face what you did not face. Put the shoe of unborn in your foot and then walk with it.

  6. Izi mwachedwa nazo koma bill imeneyi akanayiyambisa abambo anu ndi amanu inu musanabadwe kuti akapasana mimba ataye bwenzi inu kulibe izinso kulibe ,kumbukilani kuti simungasinthe chili chonse cha Mulungu koma zingokutengelani kuchionongeko

  7. Abortion bill has been approved by Malawian as fruits of satan for that matter the citizens of the Nation has spoken no from evil spirit killing unborn babi that has got rights to live n become leaders of tomorrow

  8. We dont want that stupid bill wy women do unprotected sex if they dont want to becom pregnant?Its shame God wil be angry wth our country if u turn it into sodom and gomola