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Is Abortion Legal?

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.


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.

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.

Read more here - http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-29/queensland-abortion-laws-review-underway/9807590