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Is abortion legal in Australia? It’s complicated

Ireland has just voted on whether to lift the country’s controversial ban on abortion.

  • Olivia Willis
  • ABC

But in Australia, whether or not abortion is legal depends on where you live — as does the cost and availability of the procedure.

Wili 1aAnd that’s because abortion laws are made by state and territory governments, not the Federal Government.

  • Abortion in Australia: A snapshot

It is estimated between a quarter to a third of Australian women will choose to terminate a pregnancy at some point in their lives.

In New South Wales and…

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