The relationship battle between Shinsoman and dancer Rutendo Popo Chigwada where the former is denying responsibility for the baby carried by the latter is not something new under the sun.
And neither is Shinsoman’s demands for the girl to abort. However, just because things are common does not make them right. Men must still face their responsibilities and abortion is still murder – no matter how many times it happens. It is good the lady involved is refusing to abort.
The Zimbabwean law is pretty clear about abortion: it is illegal. Yes some add some clauses in trying to justify abortion and replace the word illegal with restricted but the fact remains, you cannot just decide to kill a baby because it is in your womb or your lover’s womb. That is akin to murder.
People who abort always regret their deed, whether the world finds out or they keep it as their secret. If you ask them, they always think about what they did, they always imagine how old their baby could have been today had they not killed it and when they see other people’s children they always wonder how their child would have been in similar situations.
That is not a happy life. It is painful to feel like a murderer and a person who denied another human being a chance to live their life because of selfish reasons.
To avoid a life of regret and pain, it is wise to abide by the law and never abort. Young girls who are still in school are usually the ones most pressured into aborting their pregnancies.
Ultimately, one has a choice to indulge in sexual activities before marriage and if they do and fall pregnant, they are the ones who will carry the pregnancy for over nine months. They are the ones whose school work will be affected because there are many ways pregnant women are disadvantaged during and after pregnancy when attending school.
Chances are high that men who impregnate women outside marriage are not ready for commitment neither are they in love with the concerned ladies.
So ladies must be aware of all these things and must know that sex results in pregnancy and terminating that pregnancy, at whatever stage, is illegal and punishable by law.
Men who impregnate young ladies and then deny responsibility for their actions forcing the girls to consider abortion are the worst criminals. They are mean, cruel and inconsiderate as they lie to vulnerable young women and promise them greatness before dumping them with diseases or pregnancies.
Such creatures are despicable and silly excuses for men and one hopes Shinsoman does not insist on the alleged demand.