Thursday, April 25, 2019

Oyo Assembly Passes Family Planning Bill

The Oyo State House of Assembly, under the Leadership of Olagunju Ojo, has passed a bill to provide legal framework and encourage family planning and maternity service in the state.

The bill, Oyo State Family Planning, Reproductive Health and Maternity Service, 2017, was sponsored by Mr Silas Okunlola (Iwajowa) state Constituency and Mrs Bimbo Oladeji ( Ogbomoso North) .

According to the Chairman, House Committee on Health, Okunlola, the law is to ensure enough space is given to the number of children one decides to have.

Okunlola said that the law also was designed to address illegal termination of pregnancy, saying that violators might be charged with murder case.

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