To outline why and how Ethiopia's 2005 penal code was reformed with respect to abortion transpired. This study explores features of the political environment and structure (the political opportunity structure) in Ethiopia between 1991 and 2005 that facilitated or inhibited the rise of abortion law reform to the national political agenda, the actors that were most influential, and the key political strategies employed by supporters and opponents of reform.
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Accepted: May 31, 2013
Received: May 30, 2013
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