Australia: These Surgery Raids Show The Risks Of Abortion Remaining In The Criminal Code

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These Surgery Raids Show The Risks Of Abortion Remaining In The Criminal Code

“It was something we knew could happen at any time, but we didn’t think it ever really would.”

posted on Mar. 5, 2017
by Gina Rushton
BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia

Queensland surgeon Dr David Grundmann went to work on the morning of May 20, 1985, at the Townsville clinic at which he was the medical director. By midday he was holed up in a police station.

“It came completely out of the blue when the police came into the premises and requested that everything be stopped, produced a search warrant and charged me with performing illegal abortions,” Grundmann, 70, told BuzzFeed News.

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