Australia: Northern Territory must respect women’s judgment on abortion, advocates say


Northern Territory must respect women's judgment on abortion, advocates say

Human rights law centre says proposed changes to abortion law still leave the decision in the hands of a doctor

Helen Davidson in Darwin
Wednesday 18 January 2017, The Guardian

The Northern Territory must give more respect to women as competent decision-makers and stop using criminal law to restrict access to abortion, the Human Rights Law Centre has urged.

Outside of limited allowable circumstances, abortion is a criminal offence under the NT criminal code, and the territory is currently the only Australian jurisdiction where women must be in a hospital for any abortion.

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