Kenya in court after botched abortion injures raped 15-year-old

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The mother of a 15-year-old rape survivor, who needs a kidney transplant following a botched backstreet abortion, filed a case against Kenya’s government on Monday for denying women and girls safe access to terminations. The girl, who said she became pregnant when she was raped by an older man, started vomiting and bleeding heavily after an unsafe abortion. Rape survivors have difficulty accessing safe abortions in Kenya, despite being allowed to under the ministry of health’s guidelines on managing sexual violence, the petition said.
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Sierra Leone will jail Ebola law violators

A health workers from the Sierra Leone's Red Cross Society Burial Team 7 prepares to remove a corpse from a house in Freetown on November 12, 2014One of the three districts of Sierra Leone where new cases of Ebola have been recorded will jail those who break a new emergency by-law designed to prevent the spread of the disease, an official said Sunday. The District Ebola Response Centre Coordinator, Raymond Kabia said "a high-level stakeholders meeting" on Friday decided that "violators of the by-laws would no longer be fined but will go to jail for six months instead". The official said President Ernest Bai Koroma has ordered all government ministers and lawmakers from the districts affected to go to the areas to help in the operation to stop new infections.

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