Patchwork abortion laws a lottery for women


Every Australian should have access to the health services they need.

Full stop.

This shouldn’t be a controversial statement, but when it comes to reproductive health services, it seems it still is.

Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures that Australian women will experience in their lives.

But our patchwork of abortion laws and holes in service provision mean more and more women are having to travel interstate.

Thermom 3cTasmania’s only provider of surgical terminations closed this month, leaving women to travel to Victoria to access the reproductive health services they need.

This isn’t an isolated situation.

It’s just another example of the unfinished business of reproductive health in Australia.

In 2016, the…

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