It’s hard to believe this is happening in Australia. On Tuesday a young couple from Cairns will go on criminal trial for attempting to have an abortion.
Teagan was just 19 years old when she was charged under archaic 111 year old laws that classify abortion as a criminal ‘offence against morality’. If found guilty, she faces up to 7 years imprisonment.
How can this happen in Australia? Because in Queensland, and in other states, abortion is still illegal in the criminal code. And despite the fact that 90% of Australians believe early-term abortions should be legal, an extreme minority has our politicians scared into inaction. More...