I suggest that in such situations doctors may use the consent provisions in the CTOP
Act for live births by caesarean section.
Even in South Africa, we are still experiencing attempts by extremist anti-choice movements and faith-based organizations to amend the CTOP
Act to restrict access to safe and legal abortion services.
In light of the above, the Head of Clinical Department: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Health, KwaZulu-Natal, has recently raised the question of whether the consent provisions in the CTOP
may be used for live births by caesarian section on children in emergency situations (Dr Neil F Moran, personal communication).
The capacitated TOP with time windows (CTOPTW) is a hybrid of the CTOP
The Cox regression assay of age, differentiation, and CTOP
duration revealed one statistically significant factor.
Amendment Act was first passed in 2004, then challenged in the Constitutional Court owing to a parliamentary process problem.
In South Africa, the 1996 Choice on Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP
) Act and its amendments in 2004 are ground-breaking in their intention to provide better access to free abortion services, particularly for poor black women.
Table 2 Means and SD of Learning Disability Indicators by Group NLD LD Comparison Word Attack (WRMT) 106.7 (9.1) 84.8 (6.8) NLD>LD *** Digit Naming Speed (CTOP
) 104.5 (13.1) 89.2 (16.4) NLD>LD ** Nonverbal Intelligence (Raven PM) 110.2 (10.1) 98.8 (7.2) NLD>LD ** Note.
They include: President - Chuck Patrick, MHA, Alabama Organ Center, Birmingham; Vice President - Ginger DeLario, MT, Carolina Donor Services, Charlotte, NC; and Secretary/Treasurer - April Bawari, CTOP
, LifeLine of Ohio, Columbus.
Dr Eddie Mhlanga, Cluster Manager of Maternal, Child and Women's Health in the national health department, said it was 'very sad' that 3 years after the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP
) Act was liberally amended, only 57% of designated TOP facilities (including Marie Stopes private clinics) were actually functional.
To the Editor: The Choice of Termination of Pregnancy (CTOP
) Act instituted safe, effective, affordable and acceptable methods of fertility regulation for women.