Brazilian media outlets have reported that a young pregnant woman, Tassila Kenha, 24, was found murdered after refusing to have an abortion that her boyfriend sought.
Tassila, who was training to be a firefighter in Tomé-açu went missing after leaving home to go shopping. As relatives and neighbours searched the area for her, the heartbreaking news came that a body had been found on a road outside the town.
Two days later, police arrested her boyfriend on suspicion of murder. Tassila’s family told police she was pregnant by an unnamed boyfriend, who had wanted her to get an abortion but she refused. It was discovered that a few days earlier he had transferred roughly €150 to her bank account, presumably to pay for the abortion.
The investigation continues, with detectives reportedly seeking to find out if anyone else was involved, according to local paper O Liberal.
Tassila’s tragic story is another reminder of the reality of coercive abortion that’s not just confined to other countries but happens in Ireland too. The issue is shrouded in secrecy at the behest of abortion campaigners who don’t want to address the issue as it undermines their fallacious pro-abortion slogan about “choice”.