When restriction on abortion turns a human rights issue
January 18, 2017
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When we meet Asyiah Nagudi, at her a single roomed rented house in Mukono District, tears flow down her cheeks as she recounts the economic hardships she has gone through in the past one year.
Nagudi says her husband abandoned her in 2015 on learning that she was pregnant with their second child.
“I cannot afford two meals a day for my two children,” she says.
The 25-year-old says she conceived six months after her first birth, something that irritated her husband leading to their separation.
But Nagudi has since blamed the disputed pregnancy on an injectable hormonal contraception that failed her.
“I was shocked to find that I was pregnant again,” says the mother of two regrettably adding; “I would have aborted but I did not have an opportunity. I had no choice.”