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“I’d Never Had Pain Like That—A Searing, Dying Agony”: Racialized Clandestine Abortion

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the methods African women used to procure abortion prior to colonialism and the importation to South Africa of colonial laws prohibiting abortion. It explains why clandestine ... More


“My Uterus Belongs to Me”: The Campaign for Abortion Law Reform

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines how clandestine abortion became a political issue in South Africa in the late 1960s. It explores the ways the move into the political spotlight was one dimension of the ... More


Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Susanne M. Klausen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is the first book to focus on the history of abortion in an African context. It traces the criminalization of abortion in South Africa during the apartheid era (1948–1990), the emergence of a ... More


“The Law Is a Total Failure”: Abortion from 1975 to the End of Apartheid

Susanne M. Klausen

in Abortion Under Apartheid: Nationalism, Sexuality, and Women's Reproductive Rights in South Africa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199844494
eISBN:
9780190258122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844494.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the impact of passage of the 1975 Abortion and Sterilization Act . It shows that the law contained so many byzantine limitations and bureaucratic requirements for women and ... More


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