Parliament: MP voices out against sale of abortion pills online



KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23  (Bernama) – A backbencher today called on the Communication and Multimedia Ministry to monitor sale of abortion pills online.

Kasthuriraani Patto (PH-Batu Kawan) said that according to a media report yesterday, a 22-year-old woman in Terengganu aborted her 20-week-old foetus after buying 10 abortion pills for RM600 on the  Internet.

The woman took the drastic action after being abandoned by her former fiance, she said when debating the motion on the 11th Malaysia Plan Mid-term Review in the Dewan Rakyat.

She also urged the same ministry to monitor sale of dubious beauty creams and supplements online, which she said were becoming widespread.

Besides these, she also urged the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry to consider including sexual and reproductive health in the school curriculum because knowledge on this was lacking among adolescents in the country.

"Based on the  National Health and Morbidity Survey 2017 by the  Health Ministry, among adolescents who had sexual relations, only 10 per cent used contraceptives,” she said.

Meanwhile, Awang Hashim (PAS-Pendang), when debating the motion, urged the Speaker to crack the whip on MPs because many were absent and not taking this important debate session seriously.

-- BERNAMA

 






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