Does Botswana Law Allow Abortions?
It is against the law to carry out an abortion In Botswana. Any person who carries out an abortion can be sentenced to a maximum of seven years. However, there are certain conditions whereby the law allows doctors to carry out an abortion within 16 weeks of pregnancy and these are;
- Pregnancy as a result of rape, defilement or incest.
- Pregnancy puts the life of mother at risk or may cause harm to her physical or mental health
- The unborn child would suffer or later develop physical or mental abnormality