Understanding the Law and Policy on safe abortion in Uganda: 5 Quick Steps

Understanding the Law and Policy on safe abortion in Uganda: 5 Quick Steps

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This document was developed to guide health service providers by the lawyers of the Legal Support Network (LSN). The Network brings together lawyers that provide pro bono legal services to health service providers caught up in the criminal justice system for providing abortion related services.

In order to appreciate the provisions of the law on abortion or termination of a pregnancy in Uganda one has to consider their application in practice and the policy framework that supports their implementation. The laws are found in a number of legal instruments which have to be interpreted collectively.

The laws and policies specify “the rights and duties”, “dos” and “don’ts”; and the “where, how