When I was in secondary school, the girl used to sit next to me died after performing illegal abortion. It was very sad because it happened a week before we started our final exams.
Women who perform illegal and legal abortions do that for many reasons. Some don't want to be expelled from school or job. Some don't want to take parental responsibilities while they are still students or young. Others do that because they don't want to disappoint their parents or spouses.
The array of reasons why women choose to perform abortions is endless, and the more we keep this process undefined, the more we likely endanger the life of young women. Do you think itís time to make abortion legal?
To be honest, in Tanzania I havenít heard a single case in which a woman was sentenced to jail for performing abortions. However, there is a good number of students who have been expelled from schools for doing that.