Former Miss Samoa condemns abortion bill
By Joyetter Feagaimaali'i
Former Miss Samoa and Miss Pacific Islands Latafale Auva’a has condemned the New Zealand government following the passage of an abortion bill through New Zealand's parliament.
Members of Parliament in New Zealand voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Abortion Legislation Bill. Following an emotion charged debate the bill passed 94-23.
Govt. urged to amend abortion law
By Joyetter Luamanu , 29 August 2017
A call has been made by the Ministry of Health to amend laws that govern abortion in Samoa.
The call is made in their 98-page National HIV, AIDS, and STI Policy 2017-2022 obtained by the Samoa Observer.
“Abortion is illegal in Samoa and access to abortion services is critical to the health and wellbeing of (people living with) PLWHIV, dealing with a sexually transmitted infection, and survivors of rape and incest,” the report reads.
Continued at source: Samoa Observer: http://sobserver.ws/en/29_08_2017/local/23715/Govt-urged-to-amend-abortion-law.htm