Govt urged to focus on unwanted pregnancy problems


BANGKOK, 10 May 2012– The National Economic and Social Advisory Council (NESAC) has suggested the government pay more attention to teen pregnancy problems and uplift abortion standards.

Talking about solving the unwanted pregnancy problems in Thailand, NESAC Member Suttinun Chantara said related agencies have discussed appropriate plans and concluded that the government should support the legalization of abortion pills and improve the abortion standard.

Mr Suttinun also suggested that Criminal Law concerning abortion be repealed so that people with unwanted pregnancies could seek abortion as an option, adding that birth control law should also be amended.

In addition, the NESAC urged the government to strictly punish those who sell and distribute pornographic materials and pubs and nightclubs that allow children under 18 in, given they encourage teenagers to commit sinful acts.