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