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Campaign to clear PNG couple jailed for abortion: The Age & Sydney Morning Herald

A confronting story from Bougainville, PNG, where I have often reported on the crisis of maternal deaths (second highest in the Asia Pacific after Afghanistan). The news angle here the landmark case around the jailing of a couple for the termination of a pregnancy. But the background context is about the tragedy deaths in childbirth, unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortions in a landscape where family planning is so scarce. Published 5 March in The Age & Sydney Morning Herald. Link here.