Why women are travelling 600km for abortions from these GPs

The stories of their patients inspired these Wodonga doctors to contact MPs
Dr Catherine Orr, Lauren Coelli and Dr Amanda Cohn
From left: Dr Catherine Orr, clinical nurse consultant Lauren Coelli and Dr Amanda Cohn.

Doctors and nurses from a clinic just beyond the NSW border are urging the state’s Parliament to decriminalise abortion. 

NSW remains the only jurisdiction in Australia where abortion is treated as a criminal offence, explicitly listed as a crime punishable with up to 10 years in prison. Women still need a certificate from a doctor declaring they believe the pregnancy presents a risk to the woman’s physical or mental health.