Following endless drama ongoing in campuses all over the world, the question criss-crossing in almost everybody’s mind is; Should abortion be legalized or not? Abortion is an act of terminating pregnancy before the fetus is capable of survival outside the uterus.
In our constitution Abortion is purely legal under circumstances of medical emergency. In regard to Section 26(2) which says ‘every person has a right to life and that life begins at conception’ and Section 26(4) that allows the termination of a pregnancy when in the opinion of the trained health professions there is need for emergency treatment, or the life or health of the mother is in danger.
What is your opinion on matters concerning abortion? Should abortion be legalized, Should we trust women and doctors/Authority? Annually, Kenya loses a great number of intelligent men and extra-ordinary ladies to abortion. Women continue with this act from generation to generation aiming to control their reproduction.
An article by Caleb Odongo, a writer with Magazine Reel revealed that abortion is increasing rapidly in our campuses. In many countries across the world including Kenya Abortion is a crime! Anyone who commits abortion he/she is a criminal and qualifies arrest or imprisonment. Study indicates 310,000 abortions are done annually in Kenya. Out 21,000 women admitted due to abortion related complications after unsafe abortion 2,600 lose their lives.
Many who commit abortion while in campus are unable to support a child financially thus opting to abortion due to reasons best known to them. Regardless of what you say,our ladies need help.
Around 80 % of campus ladies engaging in sex do not use contraceptives, only 10 % use protection. In this era it is a shame to find an institution without condom dispenser,it is not time to preach on abstinence,tell them to engage in save sex.
Comrades should be taught on critical issues such as Sex and abortion. It is too bad, back at home parents fear holding a discussion with their children, religious leaders regard it as ungodly topic, who then else is going to teach them on safe sex? Bringing up a happy family?
Marilyn Manson said“We don’t like to kill our unborn; we need them to grow up and fight our wars.”