President Paul Kagame on Monday, May 18, exercised his prerogative of mercy to pardon 50 young women convicted of abortion, but about nine people who aided the illegal process will stay in jail to serve their full sentences.
Follow the procedure set by the law that provides for safe and legal abortion or try to help your loved one before she breaks the law.
In 2018, the Government relaxed laws granting the right to abortion to pregnant children, rape and forced marriage victims, incest victims and in circumstances where the pregnancy puts the life of the mother or the foetus at risk.
Explaining why this particular individual's name was not disclosed, Busingye said the law protects some convicts' identities from being disclosed for different reasons which may include their age (minors) or their mental health if they are adults, among others.
This is not the first time President Kagame has pardoned those convicted of abortion.