Works and Transport Minister Colm Imbert has called on UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar to tell the public in her next meeting whether she is for or against abortion.
This was met with loud cheers and applause from the supporters who packed the Princes Town Triangle for the PNM political meeting on Monday. Imbert alleged that Persad-Bissessar was "keeping the company" of people who were promoting abortion and he saw the need to demand her views on the issue.
"Does Kamla stand for abortion? Is she promoting abortion?" he asked. "I want to know, because I see she is keeping the company of people who are promoting abortion. "If we put God out of our thoughts, and by some mistake Kamla Persad-Bissessar becomes prime minister, will she legalise abortion?" Imbert said the PNM's stance on the issue was clear in that it valued life and did not support abortion. "I can say on this platform tonight the PNM is pro life. We promote life. We don't promote death," he said.