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National Family Planning Board Head Wants Abortion Legalised

Head of the National Family Planning Board Dr Sandra Knight has said that the time has come for law makers to legalise abortion.‎

“Let’s face it, it’s happening,” said Dr Knight, who was speaking at the Jamaica Observer Monday Exchange meeting of editors and reporters at the newspaper’s Beechwood Avenue headquarters in Kingston.

Dr Knight said that the risk that exists with botched abortions is too great. She added that data doesn’t support arguments that legalising abortion will lead more children to have sexual intercourse.

According to Dr Knight said there needs to be a frank discussion on the matter of abortion, minus religion and politics.

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