Submissions to the SA Law Reform Institute

In May 2019, saaac members were involved in three submissions to the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) regarding the decriminalisation of SA’s abortion laws:
Submission from saaac
Submission from Associate Professor Barbara Baird, Women’s & Gender Studies, Flinders University and Co-Convenor of saaac
Submission from Dr Erica Millar, Social Inquiry, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, La Trobe University

SALRI’s final report, which was released in December 2019, supported the decriminalisation of abortion in the State. It recognised that “a woman’s autonomy and access to best health care should be respected and promoted” and recommended that abortion be treated as a health service rather than a crime. The full report can be found here.