This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
Morocco: Abortion rights activists stage protest outside parliament in Rabat03:01

Morocco: Abortion rights activists stage protest outside parliament in Rabat

Morocco, Rabat
June 25, 2019 at 22:23 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat on Tuesday, demanding that the government pass an abortion bill which has been pending since 2016.

Footage shows the protesters waving signs, banners, and placing a line of dolls on the floor symbolizing the number of abortions taking place clandestinely every day in unsafe conditions.

"What we ask is to be able to perform abortion inside hospitals to be safe and in healthy conditions in sterile environments with anaesthesia, from a professional gynaecologist and operations should be performed inside operating rooms," said Dr. Taoufk El Cheraybi, a medical doctor and one of the protesters.

The bill, which has been in legislative limbo since 2016, would allow for legal abortions in the case of rape, incest and if the foetus has severe genetic abnormalities.

Morocco: Abortion rights activists stage protest outside parliament in Rabat03:01
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the Moroccan Parliament in Rabat on Tuesday, demanding that the government pass an abortion bill which has been pending since 2016.

Footage shows the protesters waving signs, banners, and placing a line of dolls on the floor symbolizing the number of abortions taking place clandestinely every day in unsafe conditions.

"What we ask is to be able to perform abortion inside hospitals to be safe and in healthy conditions in sterile environments with anaesthesia, from a professional gynaecologist and operations should be performed inside operating rooms," said Dr. Taoufk El Cheraybi, a medical doctor and one of the protesters.

The bill, which has been in legislative limbo since 2016, would allow for legal abortions in the case of rape, incest and if the foetus has severe genetic abnormalities.

Top downloads in last 24 hours
01:41
France: Memorial set up for knife attack victims outside Notre-Dame church in NiceFrance: Memorial set up for knife attack victims outside Notre-Dame church in Nice
October 30, 2020 at 09:03 GMT +00:00
03:29
France: Tear gas flies as protesters rally against nationwide lockdown in ParisFrance: Tear gas flies as protesters rally against nationwide lockdown in Paris
October 30, 2020 at 03:04 GMT +00:00
01:35
Turkey: Buildings collapse in Bayrakli after deadly 7.0-magnitude earthquake hitsTurkey: Buildings collapse in Bayrakli after deadly 7.0-magnitude earthquake hits
October 30, 2020 at 15:30 GMT +00:00
01:13
France: Paris wakes up to second national lockdownFrance: Paris wakes up to second national lockdown
October 30, 2020 at 07:06 GMT +00:00
00:43
France: Gunshots ring out as local captures moment police shot Nice church attackerFrance: Gunshots ring out as local captures moment police shot Nice church attacker
October 29, 2020 at 19:04 GMT +00:00
01:49
Nagorno-Karabakh: Shelling damages building near Shusha's historic cathedral Nagorno-Karabakh: Shelling damages building near Shusha's historic cathedral
October 30, 2020 at 00:54 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
02:33
France: Nice mayor vows to 'definitively destroy Islamofascism' following attackFrance: Nice mayor vows to 'definitively destroy Islamofascism' following attack
October 29, 2020 at 13:38 GMT +00:00
02:29
France: Far-right group holds demo outside Nice church after attackFrance: Far-right group holds demo outside Nice church after attack
October 30, 2020 at 00:19 GMT +00:00
01:12
Turkey: Residents inspect collapsed building in Izmir following earthquakeTurkey: Residents inspect collapsed building in Izmir following earthquake
October 30, 2020 at 18:02 GMT +00:00
01:40
France: Heavy police presence outside Nice church after 3 killed in knife attackFrance: Heavy police presence outside Nice church after 3 killed in knife attack
October 29, 2020 at 14:36 GMT +00:00
02:02
Georgia: Thousands attend pre-election rallies in Tbilisi and KutaisiGeorgia: Thousands attend pre-election rallies in Tbilisi and Kutaisi
October 30, 2020 at 03:04 GMT +00:00
03:23
France: 'I'm afraid for our children' - Nice residents react to church attackFrance: 'I'm afraid for our children' - Nice residents react to church attack
October 30, 2020 at 00:12 GMT +00:00
03:20
Portugal: Surfers catch massive waves in Nazare after hurricane Episilon stirs up the AtlanticPortugal: Surfers catch massive waves in Nazare after hurricane Episilon stirs up the Atlantic
October 29, 2020 at 20:30 GMT +00:00
03:29
Libya: Anti-Macron protesters gather in TripoliLibya: Anti-Macron protesters gather in Tripoli
October 30, 2020 at 00:00 GMT +00:00
03:01
Vietnam: Fallen trees block roads in Da Nang as clean-up underway in wake of Typhoon MolaveVietnam: Fallen trees block roads in Da Nang as clean-up underway in wake of Typhoon Molave
October 29, 2020 at 21:40 GMT +00:00
03:09
Thailand: Tensions continue as thousands of anti-government protesters gather in BangkokThailand: Tensions continue as thousands of anti-government protesters gather in Bangkok
October 30, 2020 at 03:19 GMT +00:00
04:24
77 y/o Chinese veteran spins on horizontal bar and amazes social media with his strength77 y/o Chinese veteran spins on horizontal bar and amazes social media with his strength
October 30, 2020 at 07:13 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
00:15
France: Record traffic jam in Paris as second nationwide lockdown comes into forceFrance: Record traffic jam in Paris as second nationwide lockdown comes into force
October 30, 2020 at 11:57 GMT +00:00
00:58
Kazakhstan: ‘Sacha, drop dead!’ - Almaty locals demand ban of Borat 2Kazakhstan: ‘Sacha, drop dead!’ - Almaty locals demand ban of Borat 2
October 29, 2020 at 18:40 GMT +00:00
View all videos