Do we need the law to provide for a regular clinical medical procedure such as abortion?

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A young woman holds hand made poster in act of support other women about their decisions regarding abortion. Picture: Sebastian Kaczorowski/iStock
A young woman holds hand made poster in act of support other women about their decisions regarding abortion. Picture: Sebastian Kaczorowski/iStock

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With abortion services now available through telemedicine and the increasing practice of self-managed abortion, Marion Stevens asks if abortion law still has any relevance given these practices.

Abortion has always been legal in South Africa for a long time, which may surprise many people.

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