In South Australia, abortion remains in the criminal law. We led the nation in law reform in 1969, but that law now causes inequality, especially for those living in rural and remote areas. Even though there are excellent public abortion services in Adelaide, methods have changed and the law has become a barrier to access and availability.

Women face unnecessary restrictions when seeking abortion. As in other states, abortion should be treated like any other health service.

Women should decide. It should not be in the criminal law.