Morocco Abortion Law Reviewed as Islamists Join Reform Call

The health ministry will discuss changes to the abortion law. Under consideration will be allowing procedures within six weeks in cases of rape and incest, and before the end of the fourth month if birth defects or genetic diseases are found. At the moment, abortion is banned unless there’s a threat to the woman’s life or health.
If adopted, Morocco would offer women some of the broadest legal protections in the region. Only Tunisia, which liberalized its law in 1973, the same year the U.S. legalized abortion, would have fewer restrictions.