The reasons that move women to choose such a dangerous solution are to be found in the serious social repercussions that unwanted pregnancy could bring, including being kicked out of the family home, honour crimes and suicide. The current law on regulating abortion "is not compatible with social reality in Morocco," Chrabi said. In light of these figures, it would be "preferable, in cases such as rape, incest and foetal deformation, to proceed in good medical conditions in order to limit the consequences of illegal abortion".
Abdelali Alaoui Belghiti, the head of hospitals and clinics at the country's Ministry of Health, says that "the problem of abortion in Morocco not only concerns the health sector, but is a social problem that concerns a number of interested parties".
The member of parliament and former Minister for Social Development, Families and Solidarity, Nouzha Skalli, has drawn attention to the need rapidly to bring in a new law "as part of national consensus with the aim of avoiding the social ills deriving from unwanted pregnancy", the MAP news agency says. Skalli called for courage in debating and finding solutions to the social problem. (ANSAmed).