A Zimbabwe woman will not serve any more jail time for charges of self-aborting her unborn child and then flushing its body down the toilet.
According to local news reports, Cecelia Teya, 24, of Willowvale, Zimbabwe, received a reduced sentence of 350 hours of community service recently because of her good behavior in prison. A Mbare judge originally sentenced her to 15 months in prison after she plead guilty to aborting her unborn child; she spent five months in prison, the report states.
Teya admitted to authorities that she drank an herbal abortion concoction to kill her unborn baby and then concealed the baby’s body.
Her baby’s abortion death was discovered after her husband, Marvellous Mlambo, used the toilet and saw that it was not working properly, according to the report. The husband called a plumber who discovered the aborted baby’s body blocking a pipe, the report states. The husband said he then called the police to report the incident.
The report does not indicate how old her aborted baby was.
Self-induced abortions are increasingly being promoted by abortion activists across the world. They are can be deadly not only for the unborn baby, but also for the mother.
In April, abortion activists launched a new website for American women to counsel them about how to abort their unborn babies at home without a doctor or nurse. The new website does not sell or provide the abortion drugs, but it does instruct women on how to use them. It also explains where women typically get the abortion drugs illegally, what the legal risks and risks to their health are, and what to do if they experience complications.
Even used legally under the supervision of doctors and nurses, the abortion drug mifepristone, or RU-486, is dangerous. It is responsible for the deaths of dozens of women worldwide, including several in the United States, and it has injured more than 1,100 women in the United States, according to 2006 research from the FDA. A Planned Parenthood study also found at least one woman is seriously injured from the abortion drugs daily. The study only involved legal use of the abortion drugs.