Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Abortion law in Trinidad and Tobago

Q: Is it illegal to have an abortion in Trinidad and Tobago?



A: Yes, according to the Offences Against the Person Act, 1925, as amended, abortion is illegal in Trinidad and Tobago.

s.56 states that the penalty for a mother attempting or having an abortion is four (4) years in prison.
s.57 states that the penalty for anyone facilitating the abortion, i.e., purchasing or supplying the pills or instrument, is two (2) years in prison.  

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is there any way that an abortion can be carried out without violating the law? Such as rape?

Anonymous said...

are there any conditions that would allow a legal abortion?

Trinbago Rights said...

Not in T&T, but getting an abortion is so easy... it might as well be legal.

Anonymous said...

So if a rape victim wants to abort the child of her rapist it's considered illegal in this country? Sweet T & T indeed.

Anonymous said...

how is the easiest abortion done in t&t i need to it asap

Trinbago Rights said...

Abortions are illegal.

Anonymous said...

Do you know of any abortion cases in Trindad and Tobago?

Anonymous said...

If a persons wife has an abortion without consent of husband can he seek redress?

Trinbago Rights said...

Not really...

Anonymous said...

Then the law does not protect anyone

Terence Thomas said...

Why do we even have this law against it when a fetus is not considered in rerum natura?

Alpha O'Neil said...

My gf had an abortion without telling me. She only told me anky the baby after taking the final pill. What are the chances the baby will live. It 2 months old.

Trinbago Rights said...

Please don't confuse a Doctorate in Law with Medical Doctor... you should visit the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt. Hope for assistance, or your nearest health facility.