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Title: Women’s reproductive health and rights under Ethiopian law with particular emphasis on Abortion: the law and practice
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Aberra Degefa (Ato)
Shewangizaw, Zewge
Keywords: access to family planning, education information and capacity. ”
Issue Date: Dec- 31
Publisher: Addis Ababa University
Abstract: The 1995 FDRE Constitution declares, “ ..... ..women have the right of access to family planning, education information and capacity. ” The theme of the thesis is to appreciate the import of this provision. The other parts of this same provision i.e. preventing harm arising from pregnancy and child birth and safe guarding the health of women seem to suggest the purpose of the right as well as the preventive and protective aspect of the right. All these taken together would lead us to the reproductive health and right of women. These are inseparable rights, independent right in themselves, though. Again to appreciate the import of same the researcher has found it indispensable to supply the study with recent developments in jurisprudence. The issues of reproductive health and rights have been made to find their place in the framework of the UN Human Rights System- creating thus, the nexus between ICCPR and ICESCR, on the one hand, and UDHR, ICESCR, and CEDAW on the other. Be it reproductive health or reproductive rights per se brings the question squarely back to the autonomous status of women. The autonomous status of woman would entitle her with not right in the sense of a claim, but entitlement or power that will enable her to change the legal status of her own in relation to men. Seen from this perspective both rights entitle women to the making of choice i.e. to information, to contraceptives and to choose to bear or not to bear. The power to make choice is clearly visible when seen in relation to the issue of abortion, whose complementary aspect is contraceptives. The researcher after having shown some of the major aspects of abortion, has tried to expose recent developments that have taken place in some regime of Ethiopian legal system with a view to appraise as to whether or not Ethiopia has satisfactorily discharged her obligations to respect and enforce the reproductive health and rights of women in accordance with the requirements of ICECSR and CEDAW
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