News

South Africa plans to liberalise abortion law

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7064.1034a (Published 26 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1034

The South African parliament will consider liberalising the abortion law later this month to allow abortion on demand until the 12th week of pregnancy and after that under certain conditions such as incest or rape.

Neither parental permission for underage girls nor the views of the woman's partner would have to be sought. Doctors who were unwilling to undertake abortions would have to …

View Full Text

Sign in

Log in through your institution

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe