There are women in every neighbourhood in Trinidad & Tobago (TT) who have terminated a pregnancy at least once. From here, our support to current efforts to decriminalise abortion in Jamaica should be clear. In TT, women can risk jail and pay for a private medical procedure.
Abortion is illegal in Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) under the 19th century Offences against the Person Act, a British colonial law which states that a pregnant woman who “with intent to procure her own miscarriage, unlawfully administers to herself any … Continued
Darryn Boodan, columnist at the Trinidad Express, writes a satire on how he decided to open a backyard abortion clinic.
Head of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Lynette Seebaran-Suite, has declared it is legal to have an abortion in Trinidad & Tobago if the woman has the Zika virus.
The Family Planning Association of Trinidad & Tobago (FPATT) called for the government to revisit its position on abortion for women who have Zika infection, a call which was rejected by the Health Minister.