NOTICE PAPER NO. 1130
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 9 May 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Christopher de Souza
MP for Holland-Bukit Timah GRC
Question No. 1771
To ask the Minister for Health whether the mandatory counselling before procedures for abortion can be carried out can include booklets on the various alternatives to abortion, such as adoption and the avenues of support for single mothers.
MOH, MSF and HPB have just recently updated the contents of the pre-abortion counselling booklet which is made available as part of mandatory counselling. This booklet includes the alternatives to abortion such as raising the child or putting the child up for adoption, as well as resources and social support available for each of these choices. The updated booklet has been circulated to all approved institutions under the Termination of Pregnancy Act as of 31 Mar 2022.