Doctor accused of giving teen abortion granted bail

A doctor accused of giving an abortion to a 15-year-old girl has been granted $15,000 emergency bail.

Dr. Jamil Minnis, the son of former Prime Minister Hubert Minnis, allegedly performed the abortion at his clinic in Harbour Island, Eleuthera on September 4.

The teenager’s mother and sister, who face charges of conspiracy to commit abortion and an abortion, were also each granted $15,000 bail.

The trio appeared before Justice a Guillimina Archer-Minns for an emergency bail hearing hours after they were remanded into custody by Magistrate Shaka Serville.

They face a potential sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment if convicted.