A group of religious leaders in the Omaheke Region on Thursday delivered a petition to the Office of the Omaheke Governor against the call to legalise abortion in Namibia. This, the Namibia press agency reports, follows a motion tabled by the Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services to debate the legalising of abortion, which was then followed by public debates and demonstrations both for and against. Speaking on behalf of the group and detailing the purpose of the petition, pastor Elvira Theron told Nampa that although handed over to Omaheke’s governor, the petition was written to all regions across the country and is part of a national initiative of which churches across the country formed a coalition.