Norton to ensure public hospitals offer abortion services

Stabroek News

Staff Writer

Minister of Public Health Dr George Norton has committed to making abortion available at all public health facilities in Guyana.

“The law says that it is a woman’s right to have a medical termination of a pregnancy if she so desires. It is therefore the government’s duty to provide that facility,” Norton told Stabroek News on Thursday.

Norton stressed that this commitment is not him personally advocating anything but simply fulfilling the mandate of his ministry. . . [Full text]