Pregnant African woman, 28, jailed after having an abortion


A pregnant African woman has been jailed for having an illegal abortion after her husband refused to pay for the procedure, police said.

The 28-year-old woman, who has not been named for legal reasons, was arrested on Tuesday after she gave birth to a baby girl at her home in the western suburb of Cessna.

The baby was born a day later, according to police.

The woman’s husband, who was also pregnant at the time of the birth, also had an abortion, which was carried out at the family home, a police source told Reuters.

The incident comes after the United Nations and several European countries passed legislation last year making abortion illegal in all circumstances, including in cases of rape or incest.

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