GPs to prescribe abortion drugs under ACT reforms

SA is the only jurisdiction still holding out

GPs will be able to prescribe medical abortion drugs in the ACT starting next month.

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Currently women in the ACT must attend a clinic belonging to specialised abortion service Marie Stopes Australia for a medical abortion or receive a surgical abortion at Canberra Hospital.

But in September last year, the ACT Parliament voted to allow GPs and nurse practitioners to prescribe abortion drugs from 1 July 2019.

Greens MP Caroline Le Couteur, who brought the laws to Parliament, said there was “significant anecdotal