Abortion in Australia: what are the laws in each state?
As abortion law reform is discussed in Argentina and Ireland voted earlier this year to liberalise some of the world's most restrictive laws, SBS News takes a look at the state of play closer to home.
Aug 8, 2018
By Kelsey Munro
Australia’s abortion laws are complicated, with different rules governing women’s access to the procedure in each state and territory.
Recent research in NSW showed 73 percent of people supported a woman’s right to a legal abortion, and 76 percent of respondents were surprised to learn that abortion remained criminalised in NSW.
It also does in Queensland and South Australia, with exceptions.