Kagame pardons more than 350 abortion convicts

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President Paul Kagame has pardoned 367 girls and women convicted for the offence of abortion, complicity in abortion and infanticide.

The President’s clemency is part of the resolutions of Wednesday’s extraordinary cabinet meeting that he presided over himself.

“Pursuant to the powers conferred upon him by the laws…the President of the Republic informed the cabinet meeting that he has exercised his prerogative of mercy and pardoned 367 persons convicted for the offences of abortion, complicity in abortion and infanticide,” a post cabinet meeting statement said.

The news was welcomed on social media, especially on twitter with many saying that should pave way for proclaiming abortion legal and safe.

 

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