A guide to safe abortion services now at your fingertips
Roxanne Henderson | 2017-03-02
When Phephisile Mathizerd was 21 and her friend had an unwanted pregnancy she had no idea how to help her.
“She didn't know where to go. I didn't know where to go. I didn't think of asking my mom or her mom where to go. I went to Google and found Marie Stopes‚ but I could have easily stumbled on an illegal facility‚” she said.
Now‚ years later‚ Mathizerd is spearheading an initiative to help women locate safe facilities for abortions in the form of an SMS portal called Fem.
The service provides users with a referral to a safe abortion clinic‚ vetted by social enterprise safe2choose‚ at their fingertips.