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

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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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Source, The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/19/northern-territory-must-respect-womens-judgment-on-abortion-advocates-say