- A woman from Ghana tried to force on a miscarriage by beating her unborn child with a hammer
- Abortions are illegal in the country, leaving women to take desperate measures
- The graphic video may be disturbing to viewers
The source of this video which was posted to Facebook is unknown but the footage is extremely shocking. The post has been viewed more than two million times worldwide.
A woman can be seen standing in a bathroom as she takes a hammer to her belly, striking herself and her unborn child mercilessly. Her face is not visible in the video.
It can only be assumed from the viciousness of her strikes that serious damage was done to the baby and she can be heard crying out in extreme pain.
All that is known is that this took place in Ghana, a poor country in Africa in which abortions are illegal. The sentence is five to ten years in prison.
Women working in the sex industry are particularly desperate and pregnancy becomes an inconvenience for them.