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Australian Abortion Laws Are Outdated And Must Change

Outdated abortion laws in New South Wales and Queensland are jeopardising the independence of doctors and causing undue emotional distress to patients — and doctors are speaking out for reform. While instances of case law offer legal precedents, abortion in NSW and Queensland remains a criminal offence, which means a doctor who provides the termination, those who assist, and the woman herself, may be prosecuted under the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) or the Criminal Code Act 1899 (Qld).
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