Renewed push to change 'discriminatory' and 'inadequate' abortion laws in South Australia
By Rebecca Puddy
Posted Wed Oct 10, 2018
A push to repeal South Australia's abortion law is underway, with a coalition lobbying state parliamentarians to remove abortion from the state's crimes act.
The South Australian Abortion Action Coalition wrote to politicians last month, after securing a commitment from over 20 professional and community organisations to support the repeal of the law.
Greens push for legal at-home abortions for Canberra women
By Elise Scott
The ACT Greens are pushing for women in Canberra to be able to order the abortion pill over the phone or through their GP to have at-home medical abortions.
It is a service available to women in most of the country, but in the ACT abortions can only be carried out at the territory's abortion clinic or the Canberra Hospital.
FactCheck: do women in Tasmania have access to safe abortions?
February 28, 2018
"People are absolutely appalled that in one of our states women are not getting access to safe terminations, and what I know is that in any decent society we ensure that all women have access to those choices and right now people in Tasmania are being deprived of that." – Australian Greens leader Richard Di Natale, speaking at the Tasmanian Greens election launch in Hobart, February 21, 2018
Access to elective abortions has become a key point of policy difference between the Tasmanian Liberal and Labor parties in the state election to be held this Saturday.
Here's Everything You Need To Know About The Abortion Provision Snafu In Tasmania
The state's shadow health minister is worried there could be backyard abortions.
Posted on February 8, 2018
BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia
The closure of a single reproductive health clinic in Tasmania has sparked a national conversation about the barriers to accessing surgical abortion in Australia.
The procedure was decriminalised in Tasmania in 2013 but now its accessibility, particularly for poorer women, is being debated by state and federal politicians on both sides of the political spectrum, drawing in the federal health minister, as well as the prime minister.
Over-the-phone abortion service safe and effective, review finds
5 Apr 2017
An over-the-phone abortion service has been providing Australian women with a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies, a preliminary review has found.
The Tabbot Foundation gave more than 1800 women access to medical abortions without the need for a face-to-face doctor consultation over 18 months.
Its founders say the service allows women to avoid the potential for stigma and judgment harboured by some healthcare professionals and anti-abortion protesters at family planning clinics.
Continued at source: Cowra Guardian: http://www.cowraguardian.com.au/story/4578615/over-the-phone-abortion-service-safe-and-effective-review-finds/?cs=7
This could change the way Australian women get access to abortions
By Felicity Nethery
April 5, 2017
An over-the-phone abortion service has been given an early tick of approval, after an independent preliminary review deemed the service to be a safe and effective way of terminating pregnancies for Australian women.
Since being approved in September 2015, the Tabbot Foundation has provided more than 1,800 women access to medical abortions without the need for a face-to-face doctor or psychologist consultation.
The telephone service allows women to be assessed over the phone and then prescribed the abortion drug mifepristone, or RU486, which is then posted out at a cost of about $250.
The Tabbot Foundation phone service has received some backslash during its 18 months of operation. However, an independent review of the first 1,000 women who used the service found it was comparable to that of medical abortions offered in person at existing clinics.
Continued at source: 9Honey News: http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/04/06/12/25/review-finds-over-the-phone-abortion-service-safe-and-effective