Namibia Decriminalises Baby Dumping, But Abortion Still Illegal

The landmark decision will allow mothers to leave their unwanted newborn babies at places of safety without the risk of prosecution, the government says. However, the same government is unlikely to legalise abortion anytime soon, despite calls made due to increased cases of baby dumping and illegal abortions.

  • Namibia:   Govt to Decriminalise Baby Dumping

    Namibian, 15 February 2019

    The government, through the ministry of gender equality, has decriminalised baby dumping to allow mothers to leave their unwanted newborn babies at safe places without the risk of… Read more »

Police attend to a case of baby dumping (file photo).

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