We are a broad coalition of professional organisations and individuals whose goal is to improve access to abortion in South Australia. Our current campaign is to decriminalise abortion – in other words, remove it from the State’s criminal law – and regulate it under health care law, just like any other health care service.
Abortion Decriminalisation Bill: This Bill to decriminalise abortion in South Australia will be back in the Legislative Council on 11 November for the second reading. It was introduced on 14 October by Liberal MLC Michelle Lensink and follows release of the SA Law Reform Institute (SALRI) report, which recommends treating abortion as a health service rather than a crime. Read more.
Safe Access Zones Bill: The Health Care (Safe Access) Amendment Bill 2020 (SA) will be brought to a vote in the Legislative Council in the first sitting week of November, after passage in the House of Assembly on 23 September. Known as Safe Access Zones Bill, the legislation ensures people seeking abortions and those who provide them can do so free from intimidation. Read more.