Mat­ter of Fact

Lesotho Times - - News -

THE Le­sotho Times edi­tion 9 April 2015 pub­lished a story head­lined “Govt needs re­think on abor­tion laws” which stated that a panel dis­cus­sion held at the Na­tional Uni­ver­sity of Le­sotho urged gov­ern­ment to en­act strin­gent laws pe­nal­is­ing il­le­gal abor­tions. The story also claimed that South Africa did not al­low abor­tion in the first 12 weeks of preg­nancy.

How­ever, we have since dis­cov­ered that there was no such res­o­lu­tion made in re­la­tion to the top- ic. It has also come to light that in South Africa, abor­tion is al­lowed on de­mand by an ex­pect­ing mother and there are no con­di­tions at­tached ex­cept that a nurse be avail­able to per­form the abor­tion.

In the story, the names of Seeiso Koali and Moses Owori were wrongly spelt as Messrs Sekoati and Ow­eri, re­spec­tively. The Le­sotho Times un­re­servedly apol­o­gises to the panel and all stake­hold­ers in­volved for the dam­age the story caused. — Edi­tor.

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