make any changes to abortion laws, to ban funding for abortions through Medicare, morality of Holden from The Catcher In the Rye or to ban drug RU-486. 8 Abbott responded to the vote by calling for the addition of a Medicare item number for funding of alternative counselling to pregnant women through church-affiliated groups to lower the national abortion rate, 9 without success. Medication abortion is also now legally permitted after new legislation was passed in March 2017 as per below. Exclusion zones may be set at the discretion of the ACT Health Minister. 6 In the mid-1990s the conservative Howard government was in power in Australia, with conservative independent Tasmanian Senator Brian Harradine holding the balance of power in the Senate. Health Minister may set 50m exclusion zones for protests. As providers we have a responsibility to be educating patients when they come to us, because a lot of them wont know.
R v Sood (No 3) 2006 nswsc 762 (15 September 2006 Supreme Court (NSW, Australia). 14 Another tactic adopted by anti-abortion campaigners is to form picket lines outside premises where abortions are being performed.
On the other hand, many women who have medical abortions performed at private hospitals may not claim the Medicare rebate. Connolly, by a single judge the Study of Mathematics of the Supreme Court of Queensland. 15 Western Australia Legal. State laws edit Summary table edit State or Territory Status Exceptions Australian Capital Territory Legal and accessible Must be provided by medical doctor. In a speech to Emilys List last month, Plibersek pointed out that for many women abortions are unaffordable and unattainable. Until 2008, abortion law in Queensland closely mirrored the law in Victoria. 45 A 2009 study of polls conducted during Australia's 2007 federal elections found that a clear majority of both Labor Party and Liberal Party voters support abortion rights.