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Author Klausen, Susanne Maria, 1965- author.

Title Abortion under apartheid : nationalism, sexuality, and women's reproductive rights in South Africa / Susanne M. Klausen
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents 'I'd never had pain like that -- a searing, dying agony' : racialized clandestine abortion -- 'South Africa is experiencing an all-out attack by permissiveness' : Communism, immorality and the disintegration of apartheid culture -- 'My uterus belongs to me' : the campaign for abortion law reform -- 'The trial the world is watching' : the Crichton-Watts trial, 1972 -- 'Subjected to relentless and grueling cross-examination' : the Crichton-Maharaj trial, 1973 -- 'Reclaiming the white daughter's purity' : the passage and impact of the Abortion and Sterilization Act, 1975 -- 'The actual matter is with us whites' : abortion and the 'black peril' -- 'The law is a total failure' : abortion from 1975 to the end of apartheid -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: The Abortion and Sterilization Act
Summary This work examines the criminalisation of abortion in South Africa during apartheid (1948-1990) and its impact on women of all 'races' determined to terminate unwanted pregnancies. It also traces the emergence of a movement for abortion law reform and the 1975 passage of South Africa's first statutory law on abortion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Abortion -- South Africa -- History -- 20th century
Abortion -- Government policy -- South Africa
Trials (Abortion) -- South Africa
Reproductive rights.
Women's rights.
Abortion, Induced -- history
Abortion, Induced -- legislation & jurisprudence
Reproductive Rights
Women's Rights
History, 20th Century
Abortion -- Government policy.
Trials (Abortion)
South Africa
South Africa.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190258122