SAAAC has produced a collection of eleven fact sheets that provide essential background information for understanding abortion care in South Australia and the problems faced in obtaining care.
We believe it is time to repeal the criminal law relating to abortion, and to regulate this essential care, like any other health matter, through the Health Care Act. These fact sheets explain the problems caused by the current law and the alternative of regulation under existing health law, with two important additions. They also bust some common myths about who has abortions and why.
These fact sheets can be viewed via the following links
Fact Sheet 1 – Best care and how to extend it
Fact Sheet 2 – Public opinion
Fact Sheet 3 – Health professionals’ opinion on abortion
Fact Sheet 4 – Understanding the need for late gestation abortion
Fact Sheet 5 – Barriers to best care
Fact Sheet 6 – Early medication abortion (EMA)
Fact Sheet 7 – How the current law affects services
Fact Sheet 8 – Enabling legislation to support access
Fact Sheet 9 – Rural and remote access
Fact Sheet 10 – Myths and realities
Fact Sheet 11 – Regulation of abortion care
Alternatively, a collected version of all eleven fact sheets is available here.