Taliban Crackdown on Women Includes Midwives: ‘Only God Can Save Mothers’ Lives'

Taliban Crackdown on Women Includes Midwives: ‘Only God Can Save Mothers’ Lives'


The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and its crackdown on women’s freedom has reached clinics where midwives are helping bring babies into the world.

One midwife expressed shock when a long-haired Taliban commander and two of his fighters entered a clinic in the remote corner of southeast Afghanistan.

The commander said women “have no right to go out or work at all.”

He said women being educated, working, and attending meetings with men during the two decades the United States has been in the country has “ruined Afghanistan.”

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“Midwives are not necessary in society, because death is in the hands of God, and only God can save mothers’ lives,” the Taliban commander said, according to the midwife in Paktika province who asked the Christian

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