Zambia: Doctors disapprove draft Constitution

27 April 2014
Picture by Salim Dawood
Dr Kaunda and Dr Rajan Mahtani's mother Mohini cut a birthday cake while his granddaughter Sonji (r) and great granddaughters Michelle and Tiyezye look on at a party organised for him by the Mahtani Group of Companies yesterday - Picture by Salim Dawood
<p><span>THE Zambia Medical Association (ZMA) is opposed to the draft constitution being made the country's supreme law in its current form.</span></p><p><span></span><br><span>ZMA says the clause in the Bill of Rights that defines life as starting at conception must be removed from the draft constitution as there is no consensus on the subject.</span><br><span>Article 28 of the Draft Constitution reads: "… 28. </span></p><p><span>(1) A person has the right to life.</span></p><p><span></span><br><span>(2) The life of a person begins at conception.</span></p><p><span></span><br><span>(3) A person shall not be deprived of life intentionally, except for a capital offence the sentence of which is death, subject to limitations, defences and extent prescribed.</span></p>
Read the full article here: Sunday Post Online


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