I felt compelled to make an online documentary exposing the inhumanity in denying women access to safe abortion services in Kenya. As a woman in Kenya, it scares me to think that I am not entitled to a full range of my reproductive health rights; that religion, culture and a patriarchal society have more of a say on the condition of my body than I do.
The statistics alone are enough to suggest that the consequences of restrictive abortion laws, especially for lower socio-economic persons, are subjecting women to injury or condemning them to death when they eventually elect to undergo unsafe abortions.
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This narrative accompanies facts and figures surrounding the subject matter of abortion in Kenya. I know this isn’t a popular topic of conversation in Africa and I know we pride ourselves on being impliedly governed by our cultures/religions/traditions, but not talking about it won’t make it go away.
Submitted By: Kagendo Limiri
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