Abortion laws in the different states and territories in Australia

Abortion laws in the different states and territories in Australia

By Kieran Jorgensen

Abortion laws around Australia differ radically, thanks to each state and territory having its own legislative body and legal code. In almost all states (with the exception of NSW) abortions are legal, although sometimes restricted. In NSW there are numerous exceptions to performing abortions being a crime, with the effect that the procedure is functionally accessible.

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Is abortion legal in Australia? It’s complicated

Is abortion legal in Australia? It's complicated

By health reporter Olivia Willis
May 25, 2018

Ireland has just voted on whether to lift the country's controversial ban on abortion.

But in Australia, whether or not abortion is legal depends on where you live — as does the cost and availability of the procedure.

And that's because abortion laws are made by state and territory governments, not the Federal Government.

Continued: http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2018-05-26/is-abortion-legal-in-australia/9795188

Abortion Law in Australia – The Facts (and Infographic)

Abortion Law in Australia - The Facts

Reproductive Choice Australia has long advocated for abortion to be decriminalised and treated like all other health procedures. We believe health professionals must clearly state a conscientious refusal to provide abortion and ensure women are provided or directed to a service that can support their choice, and that women must be protected from harassment and intimidation at clinics through the effective implementation of access zones.

This infographic shows the legal status of abortion across Australia’s eight jurisdictions. In 2016, campaigns for reform are active in the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Queensland.

Continued at source: Reproductive Choice Australia: http://www.reproductivechoiceaustralia.org.au/infographic