KENYA: CONFERENCE SPEECH – Women should be allowed to have an abortion if they want one

In a speech at the 9th Africa Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in February 2020, Nairobi County Women’s Representative Esther Passaris said women should be allowed to have an abortion if they want it, should not have children they can’t take care of. She expressed concern over women living in the slums who use abortion instead of family planning methods, resulting to inevitable deaths, and high rates of inhumane disposal of innocent infants. She also promised to help a woman living with disability who was sterilised without her consent in 2007 after she had had three children by caesarean section.

SOURCE: The Daily Nation, by Moraa Obiria, 14 February 2020 ;  PHOTO: You Tube, 20 February 2020

SEE ALSO: The Daily Nation, by Kinuthia Mburu, 25 February 2020 about who has abortions in Kenya, with personal histories and a lot of data.