Archaic Laws Are Still Preventing Australian Women From The Right To An Abortion

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Archaic Laws Are Still Preventing Australian Women From The Right To An Abortion
If you thought the U.S. was bad, it's time to look in our own backyard.

Feb 17, 2017
Julia Naughton, Associate Lifestyle Editor, HuffPost Australia

Despite having one of the best healthcare systems in the world, Australian women facing the difficult decision of terminating a pregnancy have few legal rights and many have even poorer access to abortion.

It is estimated that between one-quarter and one-third of Australian women will have an abortion in their lifetime. While there has been law reform in states like Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia, the process is far from straightforward, nor is it stigma free.

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