On the occasion of the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, we publish this position paper on abortion rights in Lebanon. The Arabic translation will be available on Monday, October 1.
Every woman has the right to life, bodily integrity, the highest level of reproductive health, privacy, self-determination, dignity, personal liberty, and the right to live free from violence, discrimination, and torture. Nasawiya believes in women’s right in Lebanon to access safe and legal abortions under the highest levels of reproductive health attainable. This includes removing all legal restrictions to providing information on safe abortions and post-abortion care, in addition to decriminalizing healthcare providers and women seeking abortions.
Click here to download the position paper: Women’s Right to Abortion in Lebanon [PDF]. Please note that the amended version was updated on October 3, 2012.