Just Bring Abortion Out Of The Darkness
By Lazarus Sauti
On Jul 19, 2018
When Kuipa (14) from Tafara fell pregnant recently, her mother visited a popular traditional healer in the high density suburb and secretly arranged for an abortion, risking the life of her daughter as well as a five year jail term.
“The Bible says don’t kill, but I think termination was the only wise option. Honestly, my daughter was not ready to be a mother. Sadly, she died,” said Mai Kuipa, who declined to give her real name.
Pregnant teenagers like Kuipa, who are not ready to be mothers, account for almost one in three of the country’s abortion-related maternal death as they opt for termination.