Police in Kenya are looking for a woman who allegedly ran away after watching an abortionist kill her daughter and unborn grandchild in a botched abortion earlier this week.
Kirinyaga County police said they arrested the unlicensed abortionist Thursday in Sagana, Kenya after he allegedly botched the abortion and killed the young woman and her unborn child, Nairobi News reports.
Local health authorities also said they shut down his abortion clinic, which he was operating without a license. County Director of Public Health Evans Kago said the abortionist did not have the necessary medical qualifications to be doing abortions, and his abortion facility did not meet basic health standards.
According to reports, the young woman’s mother “watched helplessly” as her daughter and unborn grandchild died before fleeing the scene.
The report says the young woman was in secondary school. A news report earlier this week about the young woman’s abortion death described her as being 20 years old.
Here’s more from the report:
Police say the mother, on seeing her daughter who was on mid-term holiday die in the hands of the quack, fled from the clinic and went into hiding. …
The girl is said to have first been taken to a back street clinic in Murang’a town where the ‘doctor’ was unable to carry out the illegal operation.
“It was after the first ‘doctor’ was unable to carry out the abortion that he referred the mother to his Sagana counterpart said to be an expert in the field leading to her death,” a police source who did not wish to be identified said.
Police have embarked on a man hunt for the mother while the said clinic was closed down by the County Public Health Officials.
Earlier this week, Citizen TV reported when police arrived to arrest the 65-year-old abortionist, they first had to rescue him from an angry mob that was threatening to lynch him.
Abortions are legal in certain circumstances in Kenya.
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Often abortion activists politicize these tragedies to push for more permissive abortion laws. They claim abortions will be safer if they are legal and easily accessible. But this could not be further from the truth. Legalizing abortion does not protect lives. It is the government-sanctioned killing of unborn babies, and it allows back alley abortionists to practice openly.
Countries where abortion is legal have witnessed this destruction many times, one of the most recent being with American abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who now is in jail for murder.
The abortion chain Marie Stopes International, which works in Kenya, also has an egregious reputation. A report by the British Care Quality Commission found that Marie Stopes botched nearly 400 abortions in a two-month period in 2017. In 2016, inspectors found such horrible conditions that the British government temporarily shut down some of the abortion chain’s operations.
Late last year, parents and community leaders in Kitui, Kenya also said Marie Stopes workers came into their children’s school and implanted long-lasting contraceptive devices into girls as young as 14 without their parents’ knowledge or consent.