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1 Abortion Law in Australia Until the 1960 s, all states and territories in Australia but the ACT considered abortion to be a criminal offense under their respective criminal code. The Criminal Codes of all states and territories still recognise the unlawful crime of abortion but most also contain statutory explanations, introduced through Amendment Bills, to detail circumstances that permit lawful abortion. In QLD and NSW, the Criminal Codes have not undergone such amendments and abortion is only considered lawful in certain circumstances founded on case law. States and territories have introduced amendments to specify lawful abortion, both surgical and medical. States diverge about to what extent gestational dating can inform decision making about abortion and particularly the issue of when an unborn child is capable of surviving independently of its mother. States and territories differ regarding the requirements that must be met to gain the woman s informed consent while others fail to consider this as a legal necessity. Conscientious objection also varies across states, with Victoria explicitly denying conscientious objection to doctors for referral to abortion providers and forcing medical practitioners to perform abortion procedures in emergency circumstances. The following is a summary of the legal situation of abortion Australian States and Territories. Victoria: Legislation: Abortion Law Reform Act ; Crimes Act Significant Case Law: Menhennitt Ruling - R v Davidson [1969] VR 667 in 2008 all case law on abortion was abolished under section 66 of the Abortion Law Reform Act The abortion law reform in Victoria in 2008 has produced the most liberal abortion laws in Australia. - Abortion on Demand: A pregnant woman who requests an abortion is entitled to the procedure when the pregnancy does not exceed 24 weeks 3. - After 24 weeks, a pregnancy may be terminated where a medical practitioner reasonably believes that the abortion is appropriate and is in agreement with a second practitioner 4. - Abortion administered by Pharmacists and Registered Nurses: Pharmacists and registered nurses are permitted to administer abortifacient drugs to a pregnant woman who is less than 24 gestational weeks apart from the referral of a medical practitioner 5. At more than 24 weeks, abortifacient drugs may be administered by hospital pharmacists or registered e23be/BB2C EB6A8CA2574EA001C130A/$FILE/08-58a.pdf 2 C7CA A3571/A57E26DFDAB404DCCA FB/$FILE/ aa229A%20authorised.pdf 3 S. 4, Part 2,Victoria Abortion Law Reform Act S. 5, Part 2,Victoria Abortion Law Reform Act S. 6, Part 2,Victoria Abortion Law Reform Act 2008

2 nurses with direct referral from a medical practitioner who reasonably believes that the abortion is appropriate and is in agreement with a second practitioner 6. - Conscientious Objection Obligatory Referral: Medical practitioners with a conscientious objection are obligated to refer the woman to another registered health practitioner who the practitioner knows does not have a conscientious objection to abortion. Obligatory involvement in abortion: In the case of an emergency, a medical practitioner is under a duty to perform an abortion and registered nurses are under a duty to assist in an abortion where abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the pregnant woman. (Section 8) Included in the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 were the following amendments the Crimes Act 1958: - Abortion is not a criminal offense: The inclusion of abortion as an Offense against the person (Subdivision (2) of Division 1 of Part I) was repealed. It is therefore no longer illegal under the criminal code except when performed by an unqualified person. - Serious injury of foetus denied: The definition of serious injury was amended excluding that which occurs in the course of a medical procedure and results in the destruction of the foetus of a pregnant woman (Section 15 of the Crimes Act 1958). - Unlawful abortion in Victoria is now limited to those performed by unqualified persons and does not include a woman who performs her own abortion (Section 65). - Abolishment of Common Law: Any criminal offenses as formed in common law in relation to procuring a woman s miscarriage is now abolished (Section 66) Australian Capital Territory: Legislation: Medical Practitioners (Maternal Health) Amendment Act ; also contained within the Health Act 1993 ss In ACT, all abortion performed by a registered medical practitioner and in an approved medical facility is lawful. Conscientious objectors are not obligated to participate. Current legislation in ACT does not outline what constitutes lawful or unlawful abortion. Therefore the legislation implies that all forms of abortion at all stages of gestation are permissible as long as they are performed by a registered medical practitioner 9 and performed in an approved medical facility 10. Medical professionals are not under a duty to perform or assist in carrying out an abortion and they are permitted to refuse their involvement 11. New South Wales: Legislation: Crimes Act Significant Case Law: Levine Ruling - R v Wald [1971] 3DCR25 6 S. 7, Part 2,Victoria Abortion Law Reform Act Pt 55B, S. 4, Medical Practitioners (Maternal Health) Amendment Act C&D, S. 4, Medical Practitioners (Maternal Health) Amendment Act Part 55E, S. 4, Medical Practitioners (Maternal Health) Amendment Act

3 NSW considers lawful abortion extends to situations where a pregnancy severely impacts upon woman s physical and mental health, including that of an economic and social nature. Abortion is a crime: Attempts to procure abortion remains in the NSW Crimes Act This law emphasises that individuals be held liable for unlawful involvement in abortion, so the state has relied on case law 14 to specify situations where abortion is lawful. The Levine Ruling of 1972 ruled that if the doctor believes abortion is necessary to preserve the life of the woman from serious danger to her life or physical or mental health (including economic or social factors) then it is lawful. Queensland: Legislation: Criminal Code Act 1899 Significant Case Law: R v Bayliss & Cullen [1986] DC; State of Queensland v B [2008] QSC; R v Leach & Brennan [2010] Abortion is a crime: under the Criminal Code in Queensland. Like Victoria, before the 2008 reform, Queensland has relied on case law and the Menhennitt ruling to classify lawful abortion. QLD considers lawful abortion extends to situations where a pregnancy severely impacts upon a woman s physical or mental health, but excludes economic and social factors - this was made clear in the case of R v Bayliss and Cullen (1986). Medical Abortion: In 2008 it was made clear in the case of State of Queensland v B [2008], which involved a 12 year old minor who was 18 weeks pregnant and had been recommended misoprostol to terminate her pregnancy on medical advice, that the physician s defence in section 282 of the Criminal Code did not apply when prescribing a medical treatment. In 2009, the Criminal Code (Medical Treatment) Amendment Act 2009 included medical procedures to section Intention to procure an abortion: In 2010, the case of R v Leach & Brennan involved a young Cairns couple that accessed mifepristone (RU 486) illegally from the Ukraine. It was thought that the couple trial was for intentionally procuring an abortion by self-administering an illegally obtained drug. However, Judge Bill Everson, granted that there was no proof that Leach was pregnant, and therefore asked the jury to decide whether the drug that Leach took was noxious to her own heath, as distinct from that of the foetus. Upon advice that the drug is deemed safe for women and was not considered noxious, the couple were acquitted. This case is significant because prior to this a 13 S. 82, Division 12, NSW Crimes Act 1900 No R v Wald [1971] 3DCR25, the Levine Ruling Section 282 states A person is not criminally responsible for performing or providing, in good faith and with reasonable care and skill, a surgical operation on or medical treatment of a person or an unborn child for the patient s benefit; or a person or unborn child to preserve the mother s life; if performing the operation or providing the medical treatment is reasonable, having regard to the patient s state at the time and to all the circumstances of the case. [emphasis added to indicate inclusions]

4 woman can be charged with intent to procure an abortion even when it is discovered that she was never pregnant under QLD law. South Australia: Legislation: Criminal Law Consolidation (Medical Termination of Pregnancy) Regulations 2011 under the Criminal Law Consolidation Act Medical termination of pregnancy is lawful in South Australia when met by the following objectives: - Must be performed by a legally qualified medical practitioner whose opinion to terminate the pregnancy is in agreement with one other legally qualified medical practitioner who has also examined the patient. This opinion must be formed in good faith that o Risk to the mother: The continuation of the pregnancy would involve greater risk to the life of the pregnant woman, or greater risk of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman than if the pregnancy were terminated. o Foetal abnormality: That there is substantial risk that the child born of the pregnant woman would suffer such physical or mental abnormalities as to be seriously handicapped 17. o The termination must occur in a prescribed hospital or a hospital of prescribed class, according to the states regulation protocol. 18 o Residents of the state: A woman must have resided in South Australia for two months before she qualifies for this assessment Emergency situation: One legally qualified medical practitioner may lawfully terminate a pregnancy, apart from a second opinion, if they are of the opinion, formed in good faith, that the termination is immediately necessary to save the life, or to prevent grave injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman 20 - Conscientious Objection: No person who has a conscientious objection is under a duty to participate in the termination of pregnancy, but in any legal proceedings the burden of proof of conscientious objection rests on the person claiming to rely on it. 21 This excludes the duty to participate in any treatment that is necessary to save the life, or to prevent grave injury to the physical or mental health of a woman Protection of unborn child capable of existing independent of mother: This law includes a protection of the child capable of being born alive. It states that the legal provisions do not extend to a person whose intention is to destroy the life of a child capable of being born alive. It is considered prima facie proof that at gestational age of greater than 28 weeks that UN.PDF 17 S. 82A(1, a(ii)) SA Criminal Law Consolidation Act S. 82A (1,a), SA Criminal Law Consolidation Act S. 82A (2), SA Criminal Law Consolidation Act S. 82A (1) (b), SA Criminal Law Consolidation Act S. 82A (5), SA Criminal Law Consolidation Act S. 82A (5,6), SA Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935

5 a child is capable of being born alive. The exception is limited to the preservation of the life of the mother. 23 Northern Territory: Legislation: Medical Services Amendment Act 2006; Medical Services Act, Section 11. Lawful abortion in NT: Less than 14 gestational weeks 24 : - And that two medical practitioners are of good faith and the shared opinion upon examination that: o Risk to the mother: that the continuance of the pregnancy would involve greater risk of harm to her physical or mental health than if the pregnancy were terminated 25 o Foetal Abnormality: that there is substantial risk that, if the pregnancy were not terminated and the child were born, the child would be seriously handicapped because of physical or mental health abnormalities 26 and o The termination must occur in a hospital o Consent requirement: of woman s authority in law (guardians) if the woman is under 16 years of age or is otherwise incapable in law of giving the consent. 27 Less than 23 gestational weeks 28 : o o Risk to the mother: that the medical practitioner is of the opinion that terminating the pregnancy is immediately necessary to prevent serious harm to her physical or mental health That the practitioner is aware of her stage in pregnancy (<23 weeks) and has consent from the appropriate person. All other cases: - The only other circumstance is that is lawful for a medical practitioner to give medical treatment with the intention of terminating a woman s pregnancy is for the sole purpose of preserving her life with appropriate consent 29 - Consent: NT takes issues of consent seriously, including outlining that a woman must be at least 16 years of age to give consent; or if the woman is under 16 years that consent is given from the person having authority in law 23 S. 82A (7,8), SA Criminal Law Consolidation Act S. 11 (1. a), NT Medical Services Act 25 S. 11 (1. b (i)), NT Medical Services Act 26 S. 11 (1. b (ii)), NT Medical Services Act 27 S. 11 (1. e), (5. b), NT Medical Services Act 28 S 11 (3), NT Medical Services Act 29 S. 11 (4. a) NT Medical Services Act

6 - Conscientious Objection: There is no duty to terminate or assist in terminating a woman s pregnancy, or to dispose of or assist in disposing of an aborted foetus, if the person has a conscientious objection for doing so. 30 o Doctors under a duty to provide professional care and operate according to the law: Section 11 does not permit medical practitioners to administer medical treatment apart from their professional code of conduct and otherwise according to the law 31 Western Australia: Legislation: Acts Amendment (Abortion) Act 1998, under Health Acts 1911 Abortion is unlawful in WA, excluding exceptions: - Abortion is a criminal offense in WA unless the abortion is performed by a medical practitioner in good faith and with reasonable care and skill; 32 and the performance of the abortion is justified under section 334 of the Health Act And, - Preservation of the life of the mother: a person is not criminally responsible for administering in good faith and with reasonable care and skill, surgical or medical treatment to an unborn child for the preservation of the mother s life 34 Conscientious Objection: No person, hospital, health institution, other institution or service is under a duty, whether by contract or by statutory or other legal requirement, to participate in the performance of any abortion 35 Conditions in which abortion is justified: - The woman has given informed consent; that the woman will suffer serious personal, family or social consequences if the abortion is not performed; or, that serious danger to the physical or mental health of the woman concerned will result if abortion is not performed; or, that the pregnancy of the woman concerned is causing serious damage to her physical or mental health. 36 Informed Consent: - Must be given after appropriate counselling about the medical risks of termination of pregnancy and of carrying a pregnancy to term; the counselling must be appropriate and adequate and be referred to from the medical practitioner prior to termination of pregnancy also available to her upon (after) the termination. 37 This counselling must not be provided by any medical practitioner that is directly involved with the abortion procedure. 30 S. 11 (6) NT Medical Services Act 31 S. 11 (8) NT Medical Services Act 32 S. 199, Acts Amendment (Abortion) Act S. 199, Acts Amendment (Abortion) Act S. 259, Acts Amendment (Abortion) Act S 334. (2), Health Act S. 334 (a,b,c,d), Health Act S. 334 (5), Health Act 1911

7 - Dependent minors: shall not be regarded as having given informed consent unless a custodial parent of the woman has been informed that the performance of abortion is being considered and they are given the opportunity to participate in the counselling process. A dependent minor may apply to the Children s Court to withhold information and therefore their parent s involvement in the decision making should they choose. 38 If the pregnancy has exceeded 20 gestational weeks: 39 Abortion is only justified if: - 2 medical practitioners who are members of a panel of at least 6 medical practitioners have agreed that the mother, or the unborn child, has a severe medical condition that justifies the procedure. - The abortion is performed in an approved medical facility Tasmania: Legislation: Criminal Code Amendment Act (No. 2) 2001; Criminal Code Act Abortion remains a criminal offence in Tasmania. Amendments made to the Criminal Code in 2001 gave legal justification for the termination of pregnancy where: - Two medical practitioners have certified in writing that the continuation of the pregnancy would involve greater risk (considering any/ all forms of risk the practitioner deems relevant) of injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman than if the pregnancy were terminated. And, - The woman has given informed consent, unless it is impracticable for her to do so - Must be performed by a medical practitioner Conscientious Objection: No person is under any duty to participate in any treatment, including counselling, to which the person has a conscientious objection. 40 Excluding the case where treatment is necessary to save the life of the pregnant mother or to prevent her immediate serious physical injury. 41 Informed Consent: Must be given by the woman after counselling with both the medical practitioner and after referral to a separate counselling service about the medical risks of termination and carrying a pregnancy to term. Causing Death of Child before Birth: 42 Persons, in good faith, who cause the death of a child before or during its birth are not guilty of the crime of causing the death of a child before birth 38 S 334 (8,9), Health Act S. 334 (7), Health Act S. 164 (7), Criminal Code Act 1924 (No. 69 of 1924) 41 S. 164 (8) Criminal Code Act 1924 (No. 69 of 1924) 42 S 165

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