Identifying inequity of access and assessing the effectiveness of interventions is difficult without systematic abortion data collection
The past two decades have seen major changes in both abortion law and abortion provision across Australia. Safe legal abortion is now available to all Australian women, and is accessible to many. Decriminalisation in all states and territories and legislated safety zones around abortion services have led to wider discussion of abortion in Australian society and softening of the attached stigma.1
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