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

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

by Susanne M. Klausen

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ISBN-13: 9780190939878
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Susanne M. Klausen is Professor of History at Carleton University, Ottawa.

Table of Contents

Acronyms
Introduction
Chapter 1: "I'd Never Had Pain Like That - A Searing, Dying Agony":
Racialized Clandestine Abortion
Chapter 2: "South Africa is Experiencing an All-Out Attack by Permissiveness":
Communism, Immorality and the Disintegration of Apartheid Culture
Chapter 3: "My Uterus Belongs To Me":
The Campaign for Abortion Law Reform
Chapter 4: "The Trial the World is Watching":
The Crichton-Watts Trial, 1972
Chapter 5: "Subjected to Relentless and Grueling Cross-Examination":
The Crichton-Maharaj Trial, 1973
Chapter 6: "Reclaiming the White Daughter's Purity":
The Passage of the Abortion and Sterilization Act, 1975
Chapter 7: "The Actual Matter is With Us Whites":
Abortion and the "Black Peril"
Chapter 8: "The Law is a Total Failure:"
Abortion from 1975 to the End of Apartheid
Conclusion
Appendix: The Abortion and Sterilization Act (1975)
Bibliography

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