With John Vianney Nsimbe
Afsana Pey, Student
Oh my God! Kill an unborn child, why? My faith doesn’t
condone it. If you’ve messed up your life, don’t
take it out on the unborn child. They are innocent even
when they are a result of rape or incest. I won’t
abort even if the doctor suggested it for my safety; I leave
it to fate.
Christine Gitaka, 25, Accountant
Even if I was raped, God forbid, I can’t abort because
it’s painful and murder at the same time. It can affect
one’s reproductive system and as such, it should never
Patricia Mayanja, 25, Sales
I wouldn’t want to consider abortion and I don’t
support it at all. But if you became pregnant as a result
of rape or incest, abortion would be a realistic choice,
Edna Namanya, 20, Student
Even if the doctor said that my life was at risk, I would
leave it in God’s hands because the Bible forbids
us from killing unborn children. I can never abort because
it’s a deadly act and it must continue to be pronounced
Muzna Ahmed, Student
If it’s the only way to guard my life, I can abort
because of the risk involved. Otherwise, I don’t support
it and it must never be legalised.
Raymond Kasaijja, 31, Lawyer
For Christians, abortion is murder and therefore unacceptable.
But realistically, a woman’s life can be at risk due
to the pregnancy and aborting is the only option. Legal
or illegal, it should ultimately be a personal choice.
Julius Katende, 28, Artist
I can’t consider it whatsoever. Is it that Uganda
doesn’t have enough land or food to cater for newly
born children? Let legal abortions remain in the developed
Norah Nambaziira, 21, Student
Only if my life was at risk if I kept the pregnancy would
I abort otherwise no! It's a wrong thing to kill a child
and I fear it. I could die as a result or never have children
because of the complications that can result from it on
the uterus. Anyone caught aborting should be punished by
Patrick Golooba, 31, Artist
If there was likely to be some jeopardy to the lady’s
life as a result of keeping the pregnancy, I would accept
the abortion. Otherwise, I’m against abortion.
Charles Asiimwe, 24, Social worker
I would consider abortion if at all the family from which
the girl hails is hostile or has some wrong tendencies and
traits that I wouldn’t want my child to inherit.