President of the Love March Movement, Dr. Daniel Thomas, has stated that a referendum may be needed to help resolve contentious views about abortion in the country.
He was speaking at today’s (April 10) sitting of the Human Resource and Social Development Committee of Parliament, which is hearing submissions on Juliet Cuthbert’s private members motion on abortion.
Earlier in the session, Committee Member Alando Terrelonge cited the case of an Indian woman in Ireland, who died after being denied an abortion.
Dr. Thomas, in response, noted that in Jamaica, medical doctors consider, and also make attempts, to save all life.
And the President of the Love March Movement has argued, that abortions can have several adverse effects on young girls and women.
Dr. Daniel Thomas was speaking at today’s (April 10) sitting of the Human Resource and Social Development Committee of Parliament.
He said many of those who do an abortion, suffer from psychological problems, and some commit suicide.
He said research indicates that teenage girls are more likely to have risky, late term abortions, due to pressure.