Madagascar’s ‘angel makers’ flourish in ban on abortion


Madagascar’s ‘angel makers’ flourish in ban on abortion

One in four women on the island will abort between two and eight times over the course of their lives

Volatiana keeps her secret behind a flimsy wooden gate, tucked along a red brick wall at the back of her vegetable garden in Madagascar’s Antananarivo.

“There are around eight foetuses buried here,” said the Malagasy mother of six, standing on a narrow patch of land hidden behind a corrugated metal sheet.

With them lies a baby delivered prematurely at seven months, she added. “He was wailing when I put him in a plastic bag.”..

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