There are about 15,000 abortions performed in Queensland each year, of which an increasing number are medical -- currently these are illegal, and doctors would rely on case law for defence if prosecuted, writes Professor Caroline de Costa.
The fact that abortion law is state law in Australia is an archaic hangover from colonial times. There are now enormous differences between states in the ability of women to access abortion, writes Professor Caroline de Costa, James Cook University School of Medicine, Cairns
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Victorian doctors who oppose abortion are legally obliged to be involved. The law doesn't just legalise abortion, it silences dissent, writes Sinclair Davidson.
Last years abortion law changes in Victoria raise some interesting ethical issues for doctors. Even doctors that are morally anti-abortion must now legally participate in it, explains Julian McGauran.