A young woman who was just on the verge of getting married has found herself in more troubles than she bargained for after trying to abort a baby.
Joan cries bitterly
The young lady simply identified as Joan who was about to get married and at the same time wanted to get rid of the pregnancy belonging to another man other than her husband-to-be but ended up getting entangled in more complicating issues after she was exposed.
The woman was exposed after police in Uganda raided a notorious abortion clinic on Thursday, August 18th, and arrested the doctor, Moses Kaweesa.
According to Kampala Sun, the police officers (disguised in plain clothes) raided Miriam Medical Centre in Bwaise and rescued secondary school girls who were being prepared to undergo abortion.
Another lady trying to abort her pregnancy.
Drama ensued when Joan began to cry and plead for leniency because she was about to get married.
“Please do not arrest or expose me. I am going to get married soon but the husband-to-be is not the one responsible for the pregnancy,” Joan pleaded. “The wedding is due next Saturday”
One of the girls was bleeding and was immediately rushed to Mulago Hospital.
Another 15-year-old, found in school uniform, is currently in police custody at Kawempe Police Station.
The doctor, who carries out the abortions, Moses Kaweesa, said, “If you arrest me, my life will be done. I get a living by helping girls abort.”
A total of seven people were arrested on the afternoon. Attempts by Moses Kaweesa to offer a bribe to the arresting police officers were futile.
The police worked along with officials from KCCA, Remnant Uganda (an NGO) and Reproductive Health Uganda to carry out the operation.
Abortion in Uganda is illegal and carries a sentence of up to 14 years.