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 poison or other noxious thing or unlawfully uses any instrument or other means whatsoever with the like intent is liable to four years in prison.” In todays’ world and as in a growing list of … 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.