Back street abortions on the increase even as debate rages on
By Akello Odenyo
Published Mon, May 28th 2018
Rose Otieno was seated behind her desk at the clinic flipping through a newspaper when a familiar face on the obituary section caught her attention. As she read through the obituary, details of the familiar face became clearer. “The picture on the obituary wasn’t anything close to the face she wore the last time I saw Elizabeth,” recounted Otieno.
Otieno, a healthcare service provider, said Elizabeth (second name withheld to save family members from embarrassment) had walked into her clinic two weeks earlier, explaining that she wanted to terminate her eight-week pregnancy.