The abandonment of babies in Komani…what you said

WHAT can be done to address the issue of the abandonment or dumping of newborn babies in Komani, The Rep asked in a poll over the past two weeks.

Forty readers had their say with the majority – 16 – indicating that a centre should be established where women can drop off unwanted babies without any consequences to the mother.

Nine readers said women have been education and with abortion being legal, women found guilty of abandoning their babies should be found guilty of murder or attempted murder if the infant survives. They should then be jailed.

Eight readers felt that more education and awareness about contraception and options to avoid unwanted pregnancies were necessary while seven readers indicated that there should be more legal and professional abortion centres available to women.

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