oa South African Medical Journal - Therapeutic abortion: two important judicial pronouncements
|Article Title||Therapeutic abortion: two important judicial pronouncements|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of South Africa, Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Mar 1972|
|Pages||275 - 279|
|Keyword(s)||Judicial pronouncements, Medical law, Obstetrics and gynaecology and Therapeutic abortion|
Prior to 1971 no South African court has pronounced itself on the grounds upon which termination of pregnancy may be legally justified. On the basis of Roman-Dutch Law sources, the traditional view was that the sole ground recognized by our law is to save the life of the pregnant woman.
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