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Is Abortion Legal in Queensland (and other states)?

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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