Women still struggling to access abortion after closure of Marie Stopes clinics last year

The state government says women in central and north Queensland are being forced to travel to Brisbane for surgical terminations

The closure of abortion clinics operated by Marie Stopes in central and north Queensland has left a serious health service gap which has yet to be filled, Queensland Minister for Health Yvette D'Ath admits. 

Last year, the charity closed its regional clinics because they were no longer financially viable, blaming in part the stigma faced by doctors