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A picture of an abortion poster in South Africa

Two man walk along a sidewalk towards a banner advertising abortion services in Yeoville, Johanesburg, South Africa. In South Africa, any woman of any age can get an abortion by simply requesting with no reasons given if she is less than 13 weeks pregnant. According to, more than 70 000 illegal abortions are carried out in Zimbabwe every year, with women running a 200 times greater risk of dying of abortion complications than their counterparts in South Africa, where the procedure is legal.