Board orders Marie Stopes to stop offering abortion services

Comedians entertain guests during the official opening of Marie Stopes Kenya clinic in Nakuru on October 1, 2015. KMPDB has ordered the organisation to stop offering any form of abortion services. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • A KMPDB preliminary inquiry committee said in a letter to Marie Stopes that it was acting on complaints from the public.
  • For 60 days starting Wednesday, Marie Stopes has to file a weekly report for all services rendered in its facilities.
  • Dr John Ongech of Kenyatta National Hospital said many girls are not aware of the impacts of unsafe abortion.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) has ordered reproductive services provider Marie Stopes to stop offering any form of abortion services.

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