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08 August 18
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 is very untrue. There is a large grey area in queensland that abortion falls into. Such as the woman in Cairns. Please see article in our "News" section.
Early-term surgical abortions are generally available around Australia for those women who seek them. The procedure is partially funded under Medicare, the government-funded public health scheme, or by private healthcare insurers. At Greenslopes Day Surgery in Brisbane, Queensland, we are a private healthcare facility that provides surgical abortion up to 16 weeks.
The District Court ruling in 1986 declared abortion to be legal if necessary to preserve the woman from a serious danger to her life or health – beyond the normal dangers of pregnancy and childbirth – that would result if the pregnancy continued, and is not disproportionate to the danger being averted.
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