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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ANOTHER PINAY DH IN HONG KONG UNDER ARREST FOR ABORTION

ANOTHER PINAY DH IN HONG KONG UNDER ARREST FOR ABORTION



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FINE and imprisonment are awaiting for another Filipino domestic helper in Hong Kong who is under arrest on suspicion of illegally aborting her baby in a toilet of a grocery store in Fu Shin Street in Tai Po.

The 33-year old woman known only as Mae, allegedly induce the miscarriage on Sunday morning. She had ben taking abortion pills.

FuShin Street, Tai Po

According to the staff of the grocery store, they heard screams from the toilet. When they checked it, they saw Mae and the dead infant.


Police said the fetus was about 19 weeks old.

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She was brought to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital and under police custody waiting to be charged.


The incident happened just two months after another Filipina domestic helper was jailed for 14 months for aborting her eight-month-old baby and dumping it in a rubbish bin in North Point.

Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital

PathFinder, a local non-government organization in the country has been helping pregnant foreign workers who are in the desperate situation because of pregnancy. 

The group offers a full range of assistance, from legal protection for the mother and the child, to medical aid, registration of birth, and repatriation of the mother and her baby.

Female foreign workers with similar problems as Mae should call the PathFinders hotline, +852 5190 4886, for assistance from 9am to 9pm. 

In Hong Kong, termination of pregnancy can only be legally performed by registered doctors at gazetted hospitals. Performing illegal abortion or abortion by oneself is liable to fine and imprisonment.


Sources: http://www.sunwebhk.com/, http://www.ejinsight.com/

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