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.
The Termination of Pregnancy Bill passes the Lower House: The Bill, which was voted on by MPs in the early morning hours of 19 February, now decriminalises abortion in the State, treats it as a health care procedure and removes outdated barriers that have limited access for more than 50 years. This Bill will return to the Legislative Council (date tba) to examine the amendments passed by the House. Read more.
Experts and community groups back public call for abortion reform: 32 health, legal and community organisations have joined together to send an open letter to Members of Parliament urging the to be on the right side of history by voting in support of the Bill in the coming days and weeks. Read more.
The community overwhelmingly supports safe abortion care as they clearly demonstrated at our Stand-Up event at Parliament House on Sat 13 Feb. Hundreds of supporters came to show their support, sign postcards to MPs and help form our DECRIMINALISE sign.
WHAT CAN I DO TO SUPPORT ABORTION REFORM?
Help protect access to safe, modern abortion care and bring our abortion law into the 21st century! Contact your local Member directly, or use Fair Agenda’s quick and easy email tool to ask them to support the Bill as it stands, and oppose any amendment which seek to limit and/or undermine the bill’s intentions.
For background, find out how your local Member voted on the Safe Access Zones Bill in 2020.
Get the facts about abortion in South Australia, keep up to date with our news and actions, and get involved to support our campaign for change.
saaac acknowledges that
we meet and do our work on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people and respect their spiritual relationship with their country
we acknowledge their ongoing presence on this land, their sovereignty, which has never been ceded, and the ongoing vitality and importance of their culture and heritage
we pay tribute to elders and leaders past, present and emerging – among all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
we pay our respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people from other lands and waters of South Australia and Australia.