WINDHOEK, November 29, 2002 ( – Namibian Health Minister Dr Libertina Amathila said at a press conference yesterday that due to pressure from the public, churches and the pro-life movement, abortion on demand will not be legalized in the country for ten years.  “For the next 10 years, we are running against the wall. I am not ready to introduce that. Maybe the next Minister will have the courage,” she said.  The Namibian reports that a draft Abortion and Sterilisation Bill was issued for discussion in 1996 but was put on ice three years later because of pressure from pro-life and religious groups.  Abortion is permitted in the country when the mother’s life or health is deemed to be in danger or the unborn child is deemed abnormal.  See The Namibian:


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