Professor Heather Douglas (UQ) and Caroline de Costa (JCU) have a new publication in the Medical Journal of Australia on recent developments regarding abortion law in NSW and Queensland.
The article has received the below media coverage.
Courier Mail: University of Queensland Professor Heather Douglas, and James Cook University Professor Caroline de Costa have called for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland and NSW, in a paper published in the Medical Journal of Australia today.
Brisbane Times: A 12-year-old Queensland girl had to argue for an abortion in Queensland's Supreme Court in April 2016 despite having approval from her doctor, her family, her obstetrician and a public hospital for the termination.
Gizmodo Australia: Outdated abortion laws in New South Wales and Queensland are jeopardising the independence of doctors and causing undue emotional distress to patients — and doctors are speaking out for reform.
ABC News: An article in the Medical Journal of Australia is calling for the decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland and New South Wales, arguing that the states' laws are outdated and causing undue distress to patients.