Fifty percent of all pregnancies in South Africa end up in abortion and more than 500 000 women have had the procedure done since the introduction of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) Act in 1997.
These statistics were recently released at a symposium organised by Ipas, an international NGO trying to prevent unsafe abortions around the world. Ipas has voiced concern over increases in the number of women opting for abortion, saying it showed that South Africa’s health authorities were failing young women for not according contraception practices sufficient resources.
That is what greeted me in my mailbox when I got home.
It’s from the Medigram, Volume 15, Number 6, April 13, 2007, sent out by The South African Medical Association.
What a way to start a weekend. It’s too sick to comment on further. Can’t we kill puppies instead? Or poison kittens?