Abortion law Sudan

 

Abortion Law

Abortion is only permitted to save a woman's life or in the case of rape or incest. 

A person who intentionally causes a woman to miscarry is not guilty of an offence where (a) the miscarriage is necessary to save the mother’s life; (b) the pregnancy is the result of rape which has occurred not more than 90 days before the pregnant woman has desired to have the abortion; or (c) it is proved that the quick unborn child has died in the mother’s womb. If the pregnancy is of less than 90 days’ duration, the person who performs the illegal abortion is subject to up to three years’ imprisonment and/or payment of a fine.  If the pregnancy is of more than 90 days’ duration, the penalty is increased to up to five years’ imprisonment and payment of a fine.  In both cases, the person may be subject to the payment of compensation. 

Misoprostol Availability

Misoprostol is registered for the use of PPH. 

Please go to www.womenonweb.org to obtains abortion pills.

Facts

Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births) ?

450 (2005)

Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) rural ?

59.3 (1990)

Births attended by skilled health personnel (%) urban ?

85.9 (1990)

Births attended by skilled health personnel difference urban-rural ?

26.6 (1990)