DURBAN - The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) said on Monday that it stood in solidarity with former military hospital doctor Jacques de Vos, who is facing a disciplinary inquiry for advising that abortion is the killing of a human being.
ACDP MP Marie Sukers said the party commended Dr de Vos, who was charged by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
De Vos is set to appear before an HPCSA disciplinary inquiry on August 27 and 28.
Sukers said the doctor had taken "a bold and unpopular stand in choosing to be a voice for the voiceless".
"The ACDP believes in the sanctity of human life, and we look forward to a time when the life of an unborn child will be given the reasonable protection it deserves. Dr de Vos is to us an indication that the time for that is not far off. His statement, which has landed him in hot water with the HPCSA and 2 Military Hospital, shows that there are people who know that we cannot value human rights without valuing human life," said Sukers.