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Termination of Pregnancy Act 2018

14 December 2018

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I am pleased to let you know that from 19 November 2018, public and private providers of termination of pregnancy services will be able to go to the Clinical Excellence website (https://clinicalexcellence.qld.gov.au/priority-areas/service-improvement/terminationpregnancy) for information about the Act, and what the Act means for their rights and obligations with respect to terminations of pregnancy. From 19 ...

Contraception & IUD's

06 November 2018

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How does it work? Contraception means prevention of pregnancy and contraceptive methods work in a variety of ways. They may prevent the sperm from fertilising the ovum, prevent ovulation or change the endometrium so the fertilised ovum can’t implant. Different people have different attitudes towards contraception. They may decide not to use ...

Abortion Legalised in Queensland

18 October 2018

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  The Government's controversial plan to decriminalise pregnancy termination passed through state parliament with a comfortable margin of 50 votes to 41. It also allows an abortion to take place after 22 weeks if the medical practitioner performing the termination has consulted with a second medical practitioner and both agreed that "in ...

Queensland's termination laws are "archiac, cruel & degrading"

08 October 2018

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Teachers, doctors, lawyers, unions and youth groups are urging Queensland politicians to vote to decriminalise abortion. More than 35 groups have signed an open letter, which is being delivered to every member of the Queensland Parliament, arguing the state's current abortion laws are "archaic, cruel and degrading". "They increase the distress, delay ...

Cairns Abortion Case

19 September 2018

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A 19-year-old Cairns woman and her partner face court on criminal abortion charges. The couple are believed to be the first in Queensland in 50 years to face criminal abortion charges. Ms Leach allegedly successfully used misoprostol to induce a miscarraige at 60 days, As a result of the charges, Cairns ...

Abortion Legislation

19 September 2018

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LEGISLATION Queensland Criminal Code 1899, sections 224, 225 and 226 [2]. Section 224. Any person who, with intent to procure the miscarriage of a woman, whether she is or is not with child, unlawfully administers to her or causes her to take any poison or other noxious thing, or uses any force of any ...

Is Abortion Legal in Queensland (and other states)?

08 August 2018

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The grounds on which abortion is permitted in Australia vary from state to state. In every state, abortion is legal to protect the life and health of a woman, though each state has a different definition. Queensland being one of the states that still classify abortion as a criminal offense. Ahtlough this ...

Queensland Law Reform

11 July 2018

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Women should be empowered to make the best decision for their lives in consultation with their doctor, and without fearing criminal prosecution. In a submission to the Queensland Law Reform Commission’s inquiry into abortion laws, the Human Rights Law Centre has called for the decriminalisation of abortion and for new ...

Affordable Contraception in Brisbane

20 June 2018

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Looking for contraception in Brisbane? The Mirena is a hormone-releasing IUD that is over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and can last for up to 5 years. The Mirena can be used by women who have and have not had children before and can also be used to treat heavy menstrual periods. If you've ...

NSW Exclusion Zones

19 June 2018

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After a lengthy debate, In the early hours of 8 June, MPs in the Upper House of the NSW Parliament passed a bill aimed at protecting women from interference and harassment while accessing reproductive health services. Inside the zone it will be illegal to obstruct or interfere with a person accessing ...

Ireland's Abortion Referendum

06 June 2018

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With a margin of 66.4% for yes to 33.6% for no and on a record turnout of 64.51%, Ireland has voted to repeal the eighth amendment of the constitution, which since 1983 has effectively prohibited abortion in most circumstances. Abortions carried out up to 24 weeks have been legal in England, Wales and ...