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Woman’s ‘choice’ for more children

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Women have the power of choice to determine if they want children or not.

Executive director of the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA), Anderson Langdon, said that in the 21st century, women should not be pressured into having children merely to prop up national insurance coverage and retirement funds.

He was speaking against the background of statements made by Minister of Home Affairs last week when 64 people were inducted as citizens of Barbados.

Hinkson said then the National Insurance Scheme and Pension Scheme were on the verge of collapsing due to the island’s low birth rate. (SB)

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