Women wanting to terminate their pregnancies are still being turned away from public hospitals, despite abortions being decriminalised across Australia.
Private clinics are often booked up and if you can find an appointment, it’ll cost you upwards of $600 for a surgical abortion.
If you’re in regional and rural Australia you’ll likely have to drive hundreds of kilometres to get to the nearest abortion provider.
So why is it still so hard to get an abortion in Australia? And could a decision due any day by the Therapeutic Goods Administration change that?
Today, health editor Kate Aubusson, on the long road to free and equal access to abortion.
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