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Abortion report delayed


The release of a report on the reform of abortion laws in South Australia has been delayed until the end of this month.

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The report by the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) was due to be released in August following the completion of the public consultation phase.

However, a statement on the SA Government’s website says “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,” the statement says.

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 the review do not include preventing or precluding abortion in South Australia.

Meanwhile, the 40 days for Life Spring Prayer Vigil and Public Witness is running from 8am – 6pm daily until Sunday November 3 outside Mareeba Abortion Clinic.

For enquiries contact Alan and Helen Tyson on 8364 4516 or 0412 389 875.



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