Abortion Laws in Australia

Abortion Laws in Australia
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In many Australian states and territories abortion is legal until birth.

New South Wales
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Legal until birth

Two doctors sign off after 22 weeks. This could be two abortionists.

Limited freedom of conscience for doctors

Pro-life doctors must provide pro-abortion information to patients.

150m exclusion zones

Illegal for pro-lifers to pray (even silently) or counsel outside abortion facilities.

Australian Capital Territory
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Legal until birth

Abortion has been completely removed from the Crimes Act.

No freedom of conscience for doctors

Pro-life doctors must refer patients for abortions.

50m exclusion zones

Illegal for pro-lifers to pray (even silently) or counsel outside abortion facilities.

Queensland
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Legal until birth

Two doctors sign off after 22 weeks. This could be two abortionists.

No freedom of conscience for doctors

Pro-life doctors must refer patients for abortions.

50m exclusion zones

Illegal for pro-lifers to pray (even silently) or counsel outside abortion facilities.

Victoria
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Legal until birth

Two doctors sign off after 24 weeks. This could be two abortionists.

No freedom of conscience for doctors

Pro-life doctors must refer patients for abortions.

150m exclusion zones

Illegal for pro-lifers to pray (even silently) or counsel outside abortion facilities.

Tasmania
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Legal until birth

Two doctors sign off after 16 weeks. This could be two abortionists.

Freedom of conscience for doctors is protected

Pro-life doctors are not forced to refer patients for abortions.

150m exclusion zones

Illegal for pro-lifers to pray (even silently) or counsel outside abortion facilities.

South Australia
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Legal until 28 weeks

Two doctors must sign off. This could be two abortionists.

Freedom of conscience for doctors is protected

Pro-life doctors are not forced to refer patients for abortions.

No exclusion zones

Pro-lifers can pray, counsel and offer help outside abortion facilities.

Western Australia
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Legal until birth

A panel of doctors sign off after 20 weeks.

Freedom of conscience for doctors is protected

Pro-life doctors are not forced to refer patients for abortions.

No exclusion zones

Pro-lifers can pray, counsel and offer help outside abortion facilities.

Northern Territory
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Legal until birth

A panel of doctors sign off after 20 weeks.

Freedom of conscience for doctors is protected

Pro-life doctors are not forced to refer patients for abortions.

No exclusion zones

Pro-lifers can pray, counsel and offer help outside abortion facilities.