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AVOID & REPORT ILLEGAL/UNSAFE ABORTION PROVIDERS
Women have the right to access legal abortion services in South Africa up to the 20th week of pregnancy according to the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (amended 2008). Abortion has been legal in South Africa since November 1996. Despite the right to safe, legal abortion being enshrined in law, unsafe, illegal abortions needlessly injure and even kill women in South Africa every year.
The TIME FOR CHANGE IS NOW! Stand with us to end unsafe abortions, report illegal abortion providers, by contacting your nearest South Africa Police Service station or speaking to someone at your provincial National Department of Health office.
Marie Stopes South Africa is also actively notifying the authorities of illegal abortion providers. Let’s tear them down by filling in the form below to report illegal abortion providers and join the fight today.
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What is a SAFE abortion?
A safe abortion is a termination of pregnancy that is performed by a registered professional nurse or registered doctor in a ‘designated facility’ such as a clinic.
Doctors and nurses need to be registered with the Healthcare Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and have undergone special training to provide safe abortion services.
The Department of Health has to accredit clinics to provide abortion services for them to be a ‘designated facility’.
Are UNSAFE PROVIDERS effective?
According to the World Health Organization, around 7 million women are admitted to hospitals every year in developing countries, as a result of unsafe abortions. This points towards how ineffective their methods are.
Does having a website LEGITIMISE a provider?
Do not be fooled by a flashy website that does not list specific clinic addresses and only provides mobile phone numbers. Having a website does not mean an individual or company is a safe, legal abortion provider.
What if I have already had an unsafe abortion?
If you have been to an illegal abortion provider and you feel unwell or are facing complications, please go to your nearest gynaecologist, clinic or public hospital immediately for assistance.
Share your story with MSSA to help in the crackdown of illegal abortion centres.
Is Marie Stopes safe?
Yes, Marie Stopes is safe. We are a government-accredited provider and have been operating in South Africa since 1993. We are part of the Marie Stopes International Partnership (MSI) and we offer sexual and reproductive healthcare services in 37 different countries across the world.
In South Africa, we operate 14 centres across 6 provinces and are a Section 21 non-profit organisation widely recognised for the quality of our clinical services and our non-judgemental, client-friendly approach.
Marie Stopes South Africa also has a toll free Client Services Centre that is open to all women considering an abortion. It is open to anyone who would like information and supports clients after their abortion so they can report any questions or concerns…