Public hearing on abortion kicks off
18 October 2021 | Health
Former deputy health minister Juliet Kavetuna, speaking at the hearing, believes that abortion will put more strain on the health care system because medical doctors would be required to be present.
"The conversation about abortion should be guided by the Namibian Constitution which states that life starts at birth," gender rights activist Ndiilo Nthengwe remarked.
Former ombudswoman Advocate Bience Gawanas asked why the anti-abortion voices are quiet when a person aborts in the event of rape or incest. “I am allowed because I was raped. I was allowed an abortion because there was incest. No one asks when life starts and where life ends [in these circumstances]. No one asks that question."