The abortion debate extends beyond the pro-life, pro-choice narrative. It is a conversation which needs to include other considerations such as public health, socio-economic discrimination, and the role of the legislator in creating just and equitable laws.
In whose interest should legislators legislate? And what is the role of the church in the conversation? Do women have a right to access safe and legal abortion? We talk about Jamaica’s abortion laws and the need for reform on CVM Live’s Panel Discussion. To discuss we are joined by author and activist Shelly Ann Weeks and Reverend Dr. Alvin Bailey, Senior Pastor of the Portmore Holiness Christian Church.