The UDM subscribes to the South African constitution which states in Section 12(2)(a) that, “Everyone has the right to bodily and psychological integrity, which includes the right […] to make decisions concerning reproduction,” while section 27(1)(a) states “Everyone has the right to have access to […] health care services, including reproductive health care.”

We, however, also recognise that many South Africans do not agree with a pro-choice point of view and since this not a decision to be made lightly, the UDM favours a referendum on abortion, and if necessary, an amendment of the constitution.