Abortions: Lagos Releases New Policy Guidelines
Lagos state government on Tuesday unveiled new policy guidelines on the provision of safe abortions for residents.
This is contained in a statement by the state ministry of health.
According to the ministry, the guidelines will focus on ensuring the reduction of “preventable deaths” caused by unsafe abortion procedures.
“In a bid to guide healthcare providers in Lagos State to provide safe and lawful abortion services within the ambit of the law, the State Government through the Ministry of Health has developed a policy document on safe termination of pregnancy,” the statement reads.
“The 40-page policy document, tagged ‘Lagos State Guidelines on Safe Termination of Pregnancy for Legal Indications’ sets out guidelines for safe termination of pregnancy within the ambit of the criminal law of Lagos State.