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ABORLEGKIDHEALTH
Legal to have abortion when fetus has incurable disease / serious deformity

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Description

ABORLEGKIDHEALTH reports whether the woman thinks it is legal to have an abortion in her country of residence in instances when the fetus is not developing properly and would not result in a healthy birth.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.

Comparability

Item wording varies somewhat between samples. In Burkina Faso 2021a, this item inquired about legality “if the pregnancy is not developing properly and would not result in a healthy birth.” In Ethiopia 2019a, the item wording was slightly more specific, inquiring about legality “when the fetus has an incurable disease / serious deformity.”

Universe

  • Women aged 15-49 who know if there is a law on abortion in their country of residence.

Availability

  • Burkina Faso: 2021
  • Ethiopia: 2019