In October 2018, the Queensland government passed a Bill called the Termination of pregnancy Act 2018 that enables the reasonable and safe access by women to terminations of pregnancy and to regulate the conduct of registered health practitioners in relation to terminations.
In QLD, It is 100% legal for any woman to have a termination of pregnancy for any reason that she chooses on request by a medical practitioner up to 22 weeks gestation.
“A medical practitioner may perform a termination on a woman who is not more than 22 weeks pregnant. “ “Despite any other Act, a woman who consents to, assists in, or performs a termination on herself does not commit an offence”
Safe access Zones
Safe access zones (150m) have been established around termination facilities, to protect the safety and well-being, and respect the privacy and dignity of women accessing these services, and employees of the facilities. The image on the left indicates the safe access zone around Greenslopes Day surgery, anyone conducting any prohibited conduct within this zone (protesting or hassling patients/staff) can face a penalty of up to 1 year’s imprisonment.