Reform of SA Abortion laws- Update

27 August 2019

The South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) has completed the public consultation phase of its reference from the State Government to examine the State's abortion laws and is presently completing its Report. Owing to the volume and detail of the over 3000 submissions and responses SALRI received and recent significant developments, notably the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 now before the NSW Parliament, the Attorney-General has agreed that SALRI's Report will now be released about the end of October 2019. This extension is to enable SALRI to fully consider in its Report all the responses and submissions it has received and other recent developments. 

SALRI is considering how the law in South Australia should be updated to reflect current clinical practice and interstate law and address regional, rural and remote access. The terms of reference for this review do not include preventing or precluding abortion in South Australia.

SALRI thanks all groups and individuals who have kindly contributed to this important and reference.  The Report is now due to be released by the end of October 2019.   

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