Unconscionable: Health workers’ right to refuse abortions vs women’s right to choose

South Africa‘s Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act legalises voluntary abortion at different stages of pregnancy. Although viewed as a generally liberal law, the Act has not effectively enabled broad and consistent access for women seeking to terminate their pregnancies. One of the reasons has been some health providers’ and facilities’ refusal to treat women […]

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Useful abortion infographics

Access to safe abortion is still a huge gap in the South African healthcare system, despite the fact that it has been 22 years since the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (CToPA) was enacted. Many women still die from unsafe abortions due to lack of access to information and services related to abortion. Bhekisisa […]

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