Early-term surgical abortions are generally available around Australia for those women who seek them. The procedure is partially funded under Medicare, the government-funded public health scheme, or by private healthcare insurers. At Greenslopes Day Surgery in Brisbane, Queensland, we are a private healthcare facility that provides surgical abortion up to 16 weeks.
The District Court ruling in 1986 declared abortion to be legal if necessary to preserve the woman from a serious danger to her life or health – beyond the normal dangers of pregnancy and childbirth – that would result if the pregnancy continued, and is not disproportionate to the danger being averted.
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