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Sri Lanka's backstreet abortions: hundreds of women take daily risks with illegal terminations

Sri Lanka's backstreet abortions: hundreds of women take daily risks with illegal terminations

The Telegraph - Meghan Davidson Ladly

In an unassuming house in the Sri Lankan city of Negombo, Achala is bravely breaking a taboo. With poise and calm the 36-year-old is talking about her abortion, three years previously. While she is hardly alone in terminating a pregnancy, few Sri Lankan women are willing to openly discuss their …

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