Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Uganda: Woman Jailed Over Abortion

Via allAfrica.com:

A woman has been sentenced to a year in prison after the magistrate's court in Rukungiri found her guilty of helping a girl carry out an abortion.

Appearing before the chief magistrate, Deborah Wanume, on Friday, Danavence Twinomugisha, 35, of Kihanga trading centre was found guilty of helping Gloria Niwagaba, 18, get rid of the foetus...

Twinomugisha, who operates a private drug shop in Kihanga, could not pay the fine of sh500,000 and was sent to Rukungiri Government Prison.

According to the Center for Reproductive Rights, Uganda bans abortion except when a woman would otherwise die.


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