Could Australia ever see abortion laws like Alabama and Georgia?
In this episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, Jerome Doraisamy is joined by barrister and chair of the Australian Lawyers Alliance medical law special interest group, Ngaire Watson.
Only one state or territory in Australia has not yet decriminalised abortion: New South Wales. But there still remain hurdles to access to safe terminations, especially in rural areas of the country, and – with religious freedoms featuring prominently in the sociopolitical discourse – it must be considered whether new state-based laws emerging in America’s Deep South could see light in Australia.
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