Abortions are on the increase a study showed that for every four women, 1 woman has had an abortion. 7 women and girls are dying daily.
The study goes further to state that 330 women are hospitalized everyday and half of these are teenagers or younger and they are hospitalized due to unsafe abortion.
A victim of abortion narrated how she was raped leading to a pregnancy which obviously was unwanted,she opted to carry out an abortion but things went from bad to worse.
“My friend had invited me to his house. I had known him for a very long time, and it was normal for me to visit him. But when I went there, him and another friend started to touch me. I tried to fight them off, but they tied my legs. The sad thing is, the whole time they were gang raping me, I was screaming and the women were sitting outside. They could hear me. But after they said it was my fault because I went to the house.
About a month later, I started feeling sick and I found out I was pregnant. I didn’t want to keep the child, as I didn’t know who the father was. So I confided in a friend and we found someone to buy pills from. She gave me three pills. Two I swallowed, and one I inserted in my vagina.
The pills did not work, so I went to another woman who inserted something inside me. I think It was a hanger. I remember the pain was excruciating! I was bleeding so so much. Eventually the pain got so bad I had to go to hospital. They told me I was lucky to be alive.”
‘I have had 5 abortions, the last left me lying on the road with excruciating pain’ City woman confesses (AUDIO)
During an earlier morning show on Classic 105 women called and narrated their heartbreaking abortion stories and they are heartbreaking.
A woman narrated how she lost her cousin;
“My cousin was doing well for herself given the fact that she was running her own business, she sought the services of a doctor to procure an abortion, the doctor in question injected her with a syringe and told her to go home and wait while the medication did all the work (termination).
She bled very badly we traced her phone the last call she had made to her friend was on Wanyee road in Kawangware, we looked for her in every hospital and every mortuary. We eventually found her body in a plastic bag, she was severely amputated.”
“Her body has no legs and her hands were missing so that we would not check her finger prints because the quack doctor did not want us to identify him, it was a terrible incident and even though we already buried her we have never really known the truth.”
Another goes to narrate how she almost lost her life after a back street abortion left her lying in excruciating pain on the road.
“I had an unsafe abortion and I survived, a friend of mine also had the same but she died, she mixed a concoction of herbal medicines with some pills the doctor gave her and they backfired on her. I had warned her against taking the pills but she argued that since she had gone to the hospital with her mum, things would automatically be ok, sadly she died,
Abortions are good but they are also bad,personally I have procured 5 abortions , I did all the five in the same clinic with the same doctor with just 2000 you are sorted. During my last abortion I bled a lot, I had to sleep on the road and people actually thought that I was a mad woman.”