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Legalize abortion in Kenya

02 April 2012, 11:38 David Mulahi

The heinous act of abortion is causing ripples in Kenya and many innocent lives are being lost due to the quack doctors around who are performing this act with no any academic qualifications and expertise of practicing medicine.

So my question is should abortion be legalized in Kenya? My answer yes.

For one thing it, once again raises the question when does the foetus become a living child who deserves the protection of the law? For some as soon as the sperm and the ovary meet we have a child to be protected by the law and anything done to this entity is murder.

I practically don’t agree with this, what happens when men masturbate how will you classify that? Some will say the sperm hasn’t met the ovary but my argument is that it is a wasted sperm that could have impregnated a woman, so masturbation should also be illegal?

I have always argued that given a chance some nickompumps will demand the jailing of men who masturbate as murderers of unborn children.

This way I am sure just about every other man will be in jail. Doctors have argued as well as to the time frame at which the foetus develops all the features of a living human being.

Generally it is agreed by medical experts that during the first three months of the pregnancy, the fetus is still unformed and is really not a baby as such.

At any given time to avoid careless deaths I strongly support abortion. The rate at which we are losing life is unbearable and the scars that are left behind after a failed abortion is enormous. To me the issue is whose foetus is it? As far as I am concerned it belongs to the woman who is pregnant and that is where the problem lies. Everybody wants ownership of the woman's womb.

The church wants to be a big shareholder in there, men in terms of husbands, brothers also want a stake and so does the community at large not to forget the state which makes laws to regulate what happens in a woman's womb. This is simply oppression of women and we should at least acknowledge, that instead of this sensational talk about murder.

Now what about a rape preganacy? Food for thought legalize abortion in  Kenya.

As far as I am concerned abortion should be legalized in Kenya. I know this pricks everyone the wrong way. They call it legalizing murder of the unborn. I am always unparalled with the love some people have for the fetus.

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