The South Australian Abortion Action Coalition (saaac) is in its fifth year of campaigning for abortion to be removed from the State’s criminal law and to have it regulated by the health care system – just like all other health care.

In the near future, our Parliament will consider a Bill to completely decriminalise abortion in South Australia, which will bring us in line with all other states and territories in Australia. Regulating abortion under health law will make access to services more equitable for all, especially those living in rural and non-metro areas or needing services via Telehealth. Decriminalisation will also help reduce stigma and allow decision-making consistent with modern standards.