Abortion laws that once led to police raids and arrests may be scrapped
By Allyson Horn
Oct 15, 2018
Thirty-three years ago Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen ordered police raids on Queensland's abortion clinics because terminating a pregnancy was illegal.
Those laws have not changed for more than 100 years, but this week MPs will be asked to make abortion legal.
In 1985 police burst through the doors of the Greenslopes Fertility Control Clinic — one of Queensland's only abortion facilities.