ABORTION has been legal in Mzansi for more than 20 years, but many women still don’t know where they can access facilities to get one that is free, legal and safe.
Bhekisisa Mail & Guardian Centre for Health Journalism has created South Africa’s first online, searchable map of legal abortion clinics. State clinics and hospitals offer the service for free, but private facilities like Marie Stopes charge fees.
On this map, you can see:
- Which kind of abortion each facility offers. Some only offer first trimester abortions (up to 20 weeks of pregnancy), some second trimester abortions only, and some both.
- The physical address of the facility and contact details.
- Useful information like family planning services and days of the week abortions are offered.