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Abortion in

South Australia

Abortion was legalized in SA in 1969. For over 50 years the gestational limit for termination has been 28 weeks.


The proposed

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.

Latest South Australian Pregnancy Outcome Report 2017 recorded 4349 babies terminated. 95% reported the reason was for the mental health of the mother.


Reason for abortion

in South Australia


Abortion Bill changes

will allow:


 Study topics

Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020

Understanding the proposed bill

SALRI Report 

Termination of Pregnancy  vs Termination of baby

MS-2 Step

Mental Health outcomes 

Learn about the recommendations 

Gender Selection

Born alive 


Proposed legislation

will allow:

  • 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.