IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ABORTION IS READILY AVAILABLE BY LAW  UP TO 28 WEEKS.

IT HAS BEEN WISELY PLACED IN THE CRIMINAL LAW ACT IN ORDER TO PROTECT WOMEN FROM CORRUPT SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND FULLY DEVELOPED UNBORN BABIES FROM UNJUSTIFIABLE HARM.

THOSE PROTECTIONS CONTAINED NOW STAND TO BE ERODED BY A NEW BILL NOW TABLED IN PARLIAMENT.

THE CHANGES PROPOSED BY TAMMY FRANKS (ABORTION LAW REFORM) BILL WOULD COMPLETELY DEREGULATE  ABORTION MAKING IT LEGAL UP TO BIRTH FOR ANY REASON.

THIS BILL IS DISGUISED AS ADVANCING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN, AND IMPROVING ACCESS FOR THOSE IN RURAL AREAS. IN REALITY, THE BILL THREATENS TO REMOVE THE VERY SAFEGUARDS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT THERE TO PROTECT THEM.

FULLY EQUIPPED ABORTION FACILITIES ARE LOCATED IN ADELAIDE, AND CHANGING METHODS OF ABORTION HAVE CLEARLY ILLUSTRATED THAT CLOSE MONITORING OF WOMEN’S HEALTH IS ESSENTIAL THROUGHOUT THESE VARYING PROCEDURES.

REMOVING THESE SAFEGUARDS PUTS WOMEN AT SERIOUS EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH RISK.

*No woman in South Australia has ever been convicted of having an abortion.