LONG TIME COMING: An amendment to the abortion law has been mulled for decades, and in 2012 the HPA was ordered to change it
By Kayleigh Madjar / Staff writer, with CAN
Fri, Dec 11, 2020
The Health Promotion Administration (HPA) is drafting an amendment to remove the requirement for married women to obtain permission from their partner before having an abortion, which it hopes to present by March, it said on Wednesday.
Under Article 9 of the Genetic Health Act, induced abortion by a married woman “shall be subject to her husband’s consent unless her husband is missing, unconscious or deranged.”