State Minister for Youth, Floyd Green, is taking issue with aspects of the country’s anti-abortion law.

The Offences Against the Person Act prohibits abortion and stipulates a life sentence for women and medical practitioners who procure it.

Mr. Green says the law discourages women who’re thinking about having abortions from seeking counseling.

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Mr. Green is suggesting that women would feel more comfortable seeking counseling about having an abortion if the procedure was legal in instances of rape and incest.

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Floyd Green was speaking on Wednesday at Parliament’s Joint Select Committee reviewing the Sexual Offences Act and other related laws.