Moral crusade condemns SA women to die

Almost exactly three weeks ago, women ­attending a Cape Town reproductive clinic found themselves running an unexpected gauntlet. Instead of ­walking through the doors and waiting in line with their appointment cards, women requiring ­contraception, advice – and some seeking to terminate a pregnancy – had to make their way through a crowd of angry protesters holding placards and Bibles. At the sight of a nurse appearing from inside the clinic the crowd became more animated. “Murderer!” they shouted in unison.

“It was terrible,” said Brenda Bamuza-Mayundla, one of the nurses on duty at the semiprivate Marie Stopes clinic that day.

Read it at the M&G.

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