The wait is over! New decriminalised law takes effect on 7 July 2022: Fifteen months after legislation was passed to decriminalise and modernise abortion care in SA, it finally will take effect on 7 July 2002. The operation of the new law has been held up by prolonged discussions about the regulations that cover delivery of the law.
The key changes that go into effect:
– Many patients can now access abortion care via telehealth
– GPs can prescribe scripts for medical abortion
– Patients no longer need to go to hospital for medical abortion treatment
– In most cases the patient’s informed consent is sufficient to access services and no reason is required.
Read the media release.
Find out how your local Member voted on the Decriminalisation Bill (and the Safe Access Zones Bill).
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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.