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Topic: Abortion Law Reform Act
Outdated Qld abortion law — let the Law Reform Commission act

Outdated Qld abortion law — let the Law Reform Commission act

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.

Queensland abortion law — entrenched in the 19th century

Queensland abortion law — entrenched in the 19th century

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

Fast trainspotting

Fast trainspotting

Crikey readers love their train spotting and weigh in on the possibility of fast trains in Australia. Plus, what is happening with ASIO and the difficulties with the abortion debate.

Can it ever be ethical to let women die?

Can it ever be ethical to let women die?

So refusing an abortion should be a doctor's right, even if that refusal may see a woman die? asks Leslie Cannold. Religious freedom is important, but it shouldn't trump other human rights.

Victorian abortion law: overriding the conscience of doctors

Victorian abortion law: overriding the conscience of doctors

Victorian doctors who oppose abortion are legally obliged to be involved. The law doesn't just legalise abortion, it silences dissent, writes Sinclair Davidson.

Why doctors can’t decline an abortion

Why doctors can’t decline an abortion

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.