About Abortion

All kinds of women have abortions for all kinds of reasons. Around one in three Australian women will have an abortion in their lifetime. The vast majority of Australians support access to abortion, including those who identify with a religious faith.

Abortions are typically provided through one of two methods – either by a surgical procedure or through the use of prescribed medication, known as Early Medication Abortion (EMA).

Although EMAs have the potential to radically improve services for rural women, in South Australia the law creates significant barriers to accessing this care.

Myths and realities

Public opinion

Early medication abortion

Health professionals’ opinion on abortion

Understanding the need for later gestation abortion