Australia: Abortion access in Queensland is about to get even harder

November 3 2016, Sydney Morning Herald
by Daisy Dumas

Queensland has the most restrictive abortion legislation in Australia, and the situation is about to get worse.

Marie Stopes International will cease surgical terminations in two of its north Queensland clinics, making abortions even harder to access for a remote population already heavily disadvantaged by geography and socio-economy.

The news, exclusive to Daily Life, is a blow to women in a state where most abortions are still unlawful according to its 1899 criminal code.

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Source: Sydney Morning Herald