YOUTH from different parts of the country have called on government to fast track the law to legalize abortion to scale down on deaths of unprepared young girls as a result of unsafe abortions.
They said the law on abortion should be focused on saving lives of mothers who are always caught up in extreme and unavoidable circumstances. They argue that because of the existing law which criminalizes the practice, many mothers especially young people, end up dying at the hands of the fake doctors, while others use illegal methods.
This was during a youth dialogue on “Promoting comprehensive sexuality education” at National Water and Sewerage Cooperation Resource Centre in Kampala.
The event was organized by the Reach A Hand Uganda (RAHU), sponsored by SEGAL Family Foundation, Rutgers WPF, MTV Staying Alive, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Sexual Reproductive Heath Rights (SRHR) Alliance.