New NT abortion laws mean an end to interstate trips

New laws mean women from the Top End will no longer have to fly interstate to get a medical abortion, service providers say.

From this month, Marie Stopes Australia will begin offering medical abortions to women in the NT following the introduction of laws that decriminalise surgical abortion and make medical terminations legal.

Marie Stopes CEO Michelle Thompson said that, under the old legislation, about 12 women a month from the NT were travelling to their clinics in