Devout Jamaica debates green light for abortion after rape, incest
by Kate Chappell | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 25 February 2019
KINGSTON, Feb 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anna-Kay was 21 the first time she got pregnant, in her second year of university, and worried of the shame that would follow if she told her parents.
So Anna-Kay did what about 22,000 women in Jamaica do every year, according to government data, and broke the law. She sold her cell phone to get JM$20,000 (US$150) to pay for an abortion.
Botched abortions - More than 100 cases seen at VJH since start of this year
Published: Sunday | November 5, 2017
Scores of Jamaican women are turning up at the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) with pregnancy complications because of botched abortions.
A Sunday Gleaner probe has revealed that between January and September of this year, of the 1,088 expectant mothers who presented to VJH with bleeding in early pregnancy, 91 admitted to having attempted to abort the foetus while an additional 47 had complications that suggested that they had attempted abortions.
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