Sri Lanka with criminal laws penalizing abortion still witness 800 illegal abortions per day

abortionSri Lanka is a country with a mix of English common and and European civil law, together with customary laws of Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims. In this legal regime execution of an abortion is considered as a crime and therefore a penal offense. This is because the parliament of Sri Lanka has made laws to the effect that the abortions in the country are illegal. However it is a mockery of rule of law in the country to note that more than 800 abortions are done in Sri Lanka every day and that among them there are women who enter sate hospitals in the pretext of taking treatment for various complex health situations.

Sri Lanka seems to be compromising laws adopted by its own parliament and allowing these illegal abortions, which is a shame as the rule of law seems to be applying only to the political opponents in the true sense as the law intended to be applied by the parliament.

According to the information revealed the country’s birth rate is affected due to to the high abortion mortality rate as a result of the abortions before a child is given birth. The politicians seems to be compromising the execution of law and prosecutions are not done as required by law by the country’s police department.

In such an event without insulting the people in the country specially the innocent women who face these consequences the parliament of the country must make necessary changes to the law. This is not happenings at the moment due to the reason that Sir Lanka family based politicians fear of losing their voter base for them and their children, thus avoid action.

Damayanthi blogs at

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