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Abortions under strict conditions - Allowed in Sri Lanka

Saturday, 14 April 2012 - 8:26 AM SL Time
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Sri Lanka`s abortion law is to be amended allowing abortions under strict conditions, said Child Development and Women`s Affairs Minister Tissa Karalliyadda. `The existing abortion law in Sri Lanka allows abortions only when pregnancy or child birth is life threatening to the mother.` the minister said.

The suggested reforms once implemented will allow abortion for girls under the age of 18 who have become pregnant due to rape or incest and for mothers carrying babies with severe genetic abnormalities, he said. The Child Development and Women`s Affairs Ministry, Health Ministry and Justice Ministry have formed a committee to implement amendments to the existing law.

Two specialist doctors will conduct medical tests and the reports will be sent to the courts. The court will make the decision within three months after examining the reports. Pregnant women who belong to the above mentioned categories will be able to apply for legal abortion once the amendments come into force, he said.

`Yet, this is still under the process and we do consider the side effects and attitudes of people and religious leaders on the proposed amendment. I must emphasize that this is not an open license to abort unborn embryos. We thought of allowing this under strict conditions giving consideration to the well being of the women concerned. Special consideration will be given to women who are raped. It is obvious that they cannot face society and have to undergo severe mental strain throughout their lives,` the minister said.

`Besides, children with genetic abnormalities are a burden on the parents as well as to the society. Both parents and those children suffer throughout their lives,` Karalliyadda said


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LK Information  14 Apr 2012 01:38:38 GMT  Report for Abuse  
. Two specialist doctors will conduct medical tests and the reports will be sent to the courts. The court will make the decision within three months after examining the report


For rape cases...

I think the time should reduce....

Otherwise those girls has to suffer three months.. And wait for the deduction......


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How if the court take the maximum time period of three months to give an approval to doctor for casses like rape.... ...victim has to suffer three months.....


Ha ha... this is the beauty of Singalaas' intelligence....!

Singalaas are competing with North Koreans to become the biggest laughing stock of the world!

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Abortions under strict conditions - Allowed in Sri Lanka


It can not be a Religious or a political issue. It also can not be used as a birth control method.

It should be allowed under very strict guidelines.
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The court will make the decision within three months after examining the report


For some cases, even three months may be too long.
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allow abortion for girls under the age of 18


Ha ha... This will be good news for Singala girls going to Arab countries...!
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Ha ha... This will be good news for Singala girls going to Arab countries...!


adey booruvaa.... how about your thangatchchies....?
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The court will make the decision within three months after examining the report


Abortion in SL is rampant. If one has money, within 3 hours she can get an abortion done in a private clinic or hospital under hygienic and safe condition.

In every village there are abortionists.

The legal reform as mentioned is not enough. Rape and incest should be included but more important reasons like socio-economic reasons have to be given priority.

In the modern world it is the fundamental right of a woman to terminate her pregnancy if she does not want the pregnancy to continue. If she is married then perhaps husband's consent may become necessary.

More important is for the termination to take place as early as possible and not to wait for 3 months or more.

All what we are doing is that we are trying to legalise what is already happening. If you don't have the law still it continues and also it endangers the life of poor women in the hands of hora abortionists.

Let us be realistic. Sadly we still hide behind various biases and undo things like our ethnic problem.
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allow abortion for girls under the age of 18

Ha ha... This will be good news for Singala girls going to Arab countries...!


Because, 80,000 Tamil widows are all cheap W#hores, and the progeny will replace the maaveerars.

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Ha ha... This will be good news for Singala girls going to Arab countries...!


If Buddists object to this then how about making the males 'Lingamless'?

By that no problem of pregnancy, no abortion and also Buddism will flourish!
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Because, 80,000 Tamil widows are all cheap W#hores, and the progeny will replace the maaveerars.


This fool cannot even manage one woman and is talking about 80000 widows, leave side going after who..res.

Typical madayan.
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