By: James Karuhanga; Originally posted on allAfrica.com
Members of the Chamber of Deputies, yesterday, passed the draft Penal Code, with the majority voting in favour of an article that permits abortion under special circumstances.
The critical vote came after the House received and approved a report of an earlier established joint Chamber of deputies-Senate committee to review the bill.
Seven women MPs abstained from voting for or against Article 165, which absolves criminal liability for exceptional abortion cases, arguing it was hazardous to the Rwandan society. Read more...