Queensland and nsw are the only states in australia where abortion is a criminal offence under certain circumstances the role of other health practitioners and the legal exposure of the woman involved each of the states and territories has different abortion laws. Switch to the australia edition switch to the international edition current edition: he said that if congress votes to relax abortion laws on 20 march, he would not veto the decision the only south american nation where abortion is legal in all circumstances. Abortion in australia is a subject of state law rather than national law the grounds on which abortion is permitted in australia vary from state to state. Briefing paper no 9/05 issn 1325-4456 isbn 0 7313 1784 x their impact on the development of abortion law in australia 2 petersen k, 'abortion in australia: a legal misconception', australian health review, 29(2. Gynaecology centres australia offer services on safe & legal abortion in sydney visit our abortion clinic or call us today on 02 9585 9599 to enquire.
This case has prompted discussion about the vexed question of abortion law reform when reviewing the current legal position in relation to abortion. Abortion law in nsw radically out of step with opinion and practice one in three australian women will have an abortion over the course of their lifetime as a result, abortion remains in legal purgatory. Legislative alerts contact your lawmakers pa abortion law chapters what are chapters start one join one chapter events the woman then must take 24 hours to reflect on her decision before the abortion can be done abortion is legal for any reason by any means during the first six months of. Countries where abortion is illegal under most circumstances from ireland to the areas with the most restrictive abortion laws are the caribbean but brazil's legal scholars plan to ask the country's highest court to allow pregnant women to be permitted to have abortions when. Abortion and the law in australia the law surrounding abortion is defined by each state abortions can be carried out legally everywhere in the cou.
Since 1998, the center for reproductive rights has produced the world's abortion laws map to visually compare the legal status of abortion across the globe. Abortion is legal in new zealand with the agreement of two certifying doctors there is no legal age limit on having an abortion in new zealand. Having an abortion in queensland abortion is the termination of a pregnancy abortion laws are different in each state or territory of australia. The poll results also indicated that americans harbor a diverse and shifting set of opinions on the legal status of abortion in the united states because of the split between federal and state law, legal access to abortion continues to vary by state. Queensland abortion laws are, as described by various lobby groups cica, n 1999, abortion law in australia: research paper 1 1998-99, law and bills digest group, canberra there is no legal justification for abortion on demand. 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.
Abortion laws in queensland and new south wales are outdated, ambiguous, and leave both patients and doctors in a potential legal bind, argues an article in the medical journal of australia. Summary australian criminal law is a matter for states and territories in relation to abortion, many laws are unclear and outdated, and are inconsistent between states and territories. Note: state laws surrounding abortion rules are constantly changing -- contact a georgia attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
This law library of congress' report analyses laws on the subject of sex selection and abortion in australia. 2006 forum: abortion laws in australia 225 profession were to act in this capacity, doctors would from time to time (presumably more often than currently occurs) determine that, in a particular. Abortion to be legal in queensland if law changes pass abortion laws across australia vary by state and territory south australia: legal if two doctors agree that a woman's physical and/or mental health endangered by pregnancy. Note: this post was submitted as an assignment for a year twelve legal studies class there is a bibliography it discusses a sensitive issue (abortion, focusing on law in queensland) so please use some discretion before reading ahead abortion is the medical term used to describe the. Explainer: is abortion legal in australia september 30, 2015 121am edt ideally from the 19th century onward, abortion was regarded as a crime in australia abortion law was included in criminal legislation and was based on the 1861 english offences against the person act.
Abortion law in australia: it's time for national consistency and decriminalisation only in the act has regulation of abortion been removed completely from criminal law2 these legal inconsistencies have significant ramifications for the access of australian women to abortion. The proportion of pregnancies ending in abortion in asia each year the grounds for legal abortion in the region should be broadened, and access to safe abortion services should be improved for women who meet legal criteria a liberal abortion law does not ensure safety of abortions.