Australia: Prisoner with schizophrenia has bid for termination of twins rejecte

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Prisoner with schizophrenia has bid for termination of twins rejected

By Isobel Roe
September 03, 2017

A reproductive rights group has raised concerns about Queensland's health system after a mentally ill prisoner with a drug problem was barred from having an abortion.

The 33-year-old woman, referred to by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) as "QDB", applied for special consent to terminate her high-risk twin pregnancy at 20 weeks because she did not want anymore children.

Continued at source: ABC News: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-03/prisoner-abortion-denied-mental-health-grounds/8866696