Abortion was legalized in SA in 1969. For over 50 years the gestational limit for termination has been 28 weeks.
Bill in South Australia
A bill was introduced into parliament by Greens MP Tammy Franks in 2018.
The Attorney General for SA, Vickie Chapman, requested a report into abortion from the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI).
In October 2019 the South Australian Law Reform Institute(SALRI) report was published with 60 plus recommendations including abortion up to birth.
Abortion Bill changes
Abortion up to birth, read recommendation.
Dangerous abortion drugs to be made available via Telehealth to remote and rural locations against the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) guidelines, read information.
Conscientious objection removed/restricted.
Health practitioners to provide medical abortion pills including all of the necessary medical assessments, will including nurses, midwives and pharmacists, read recommendation.
Private providers to profit from abortion.