Tasmania still without a low-cost abortion facility as Premier is challenged on ‘see your GP’ advic

Tasmania still without a low-cost abortion facility as Premier is challenged on 'see your GP' advice

By state political reporter Rhiana Whitson
Nov 6, 2018

Tasmania's Premier has been unable to guarantee that women will have access to a new low-cost surgical abortion provider by the end of the year, despite the Government previously announcing the service would open in October.

It has been almost a year since the state's only dedicated low-cost surgical abortion clinic closed, citing a drop in demand for services.

Continued: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-07/hobart-abortion-clinic-return-date-unclear/10472578

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Number of Tasmanians travelling interstate for abortions rises fivefold

Number of Tasmanians travelling interstate for abortions rises fivefold
Marie Stopes chief executive says the state needs abortion care funding reform

Calla Wahlquist
Fri 27 Apr 2018

The number of Tasmanians travelling interstate for abortions has increased fivefold since the state’s only dedicated abortion clinic shut in January, Marie Stopes Australia has said.

The chief executive of Marie Stopes, Michelle Thompson, said the number of women from Tasmania who were visiting the Melbourne clinic had increased from about two a month to 10 or 12 a month since the closure of the Hobart clinic, which offered surgical terminations of pregnancies up to 12 weeks.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/27/number-of-tasmanians-travelling-interstate-for-abortions-rises-fivefold

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