SA moves to reform abortion laws

A bill to treat termination solely as a health issue and not a criminal one has gone before the state parliament

A bill to reform SA's abortion laws has gone before parliament which seeks to treat it solely as a health issue and not a criminal one.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman says the legislation involves a new, highly regulated, medical model that will govern the termination of pregnancies.

"Our proposal removes abortion entirely from the criminal law, a move that would bring us in line with all other Australian states and territories," Ms Chapman said on Wednesday.

"This is based on the understanding that it is a medical procedure which should be