Why does Singapore criminalize abortion for foreigners?

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According to AWARE Singapore, foreigners can only get an abortion in Singapore if they meet certain conditions:

Foreigners are only eligible for abortion in Singapore if they meet
one of the four conditions below:

  • They have been residing in Singapore for 4 months or more; or
  • They are married to a Singapore citizen or have PR status; or
  • They hold or are the wife of a holder of a work permit pass (not a temporary work permit) or employment pass; or
  • An abortion is immediately necessary to save the life of a pregnant woman.

http://www.aware.org.sg/information/abortion/

Section 3 of the Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1974: says getting an abortion as an unqualified foreigner is a crime punishable by a:

fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both

Why does Singapore do this?

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