NORTHERN CAPE – The recent discovery of a foetus dumped in a bin by a Gamagara municipal workers has highlighted the issue of young women failing to access safe abortions at their local clinics and instead choosing other harmful solutions.
Healthworkers who refuse to help women who want abortions are driving them into the arms of illegal abortionists who perform over half of the country’s procedures. But activists believe it is time to stop stigmatizing this legal service.
The refusal of large numbers of healthworkers to perform abortions is driving women to seek unsafe backstreet procedures. Professor EDDIE MHLANGA calls on medical schools to address students’ bias against abortion and teach them how to remedy botched procedures