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Link: “How Australia’s version of Roe v Wade, a little-known court case, set a national precedent for reproductive rights”

Original post found at: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-29/australias-roe-v-wade-menhennitt-ruling-abortion-access/101185984

Interesting article about the court case which resulted in abortions becoming accessible in Victoria (and, a little later, NSW and Queensland) – published now in light of the awful US decision of course. In all three of the aforementioned states, the Menhennitt decision has been superseded by actual legislation that removed abortion from the Criminal Code and made it a legal, regulated procedure. But as the article notes, people living in rural areas (and some towns) still don’t always have affordable access to abortions close to home. Still a way to go.

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