First Thursday Club: Termination of Pregnancy: The legal position in Australia First Thursday Club: Termination of Pregnancy: The legal position in Australia

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Thursday, 4 August 2022

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First Thursday Club: Termination of Pregnancy: The legal position in Australia

On 24 June this year the US Supreme Court restored to the 50 States the power to pass their own abortion laws, which it had taken away in 1973.

Within a week, seven States had banned abortions. These changes bucked a global trend toward permissiveness and individual choice.

The situation in the US is similar to that in Australia, in that the power to make the laws rests with the States and Territories. However there has been no recent change to the laws in Australia, where there is a legislated right to abortion nationwide to varying degrees.

In this session of the First Thursday Club, Rob Samut and Felicity Parkhill will look at the different abortion laws that apply in Australian States and Territories, including the criteria that needs to be met for a lawful abortion, when abortion becomes a criminal offence, what happens when religious principles and abortion laws collide and cases involving capacity and the best interests of the mother and unborn child.

 


Event Information

  • Thursday, 4 August 2022
  • 8:30am - 9:30am AEST
  • Live session through Microsoft Teams
  • An interactive Q&A will follow the presentation. Please submit any questions for our speakers upon registration.

Please contact the Barry.Nilsson. events team at events@bnlaw.com.au for more information.

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