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Abortion under apartheid : nationalism, sexuality, and women's reproductive rights in South Africa

Author: Susanne Maria Klausen
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Abortion Under Apartheid examines the politics of abortion in South Africa during the apartheid era (1948-1990), when termination of pregnancy was criminalized. It analyzes the flourishing clandestine abortion industry, the prosecution of medical and 'backstreet' abortionists, and the passage in 1975 of the country's first statutory law on abortion. Susanne M. Klausen reveals how ideas about sexuality were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Maria Klausen
ISBN: 9780199844494 0199844496
OCLC Number: 903248164
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Canadian Committee on Women's History Book Prize 2017 Winner of the Joel Gregory Book Prize of the Canadian Association of African Studies for best book in African Studies Shortlisted for the 2016 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize of the Canadian Historical Association.
Description: 327 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Susanne M. Klausen.

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Abortion Under Apartheid examines the criminalization of abortion in South Africa during apartheid (1948-1990) and its impact on women of all "races" determined to terminate unwanted pregnancies. It  Read more...

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