In NSW, it remains a crime for physicians to perform an abortion. This is despite the fact that abortions are regularly performed in NSW and that they form an integral part of healthcare for young women today.
Level supports the current campaign to decriminalise abortion in NSW, as it is both an issue that affects primarily women, and that also limits the ability of doctors in NSW to provide full and adequate healthcare for women. We also recognise that a woman’s reproductive autonomy is crucial for her ability to decide what she wants to do with her life, and is an issue that can therefore have significant impacts on women’s lives – including women who may wish to pursue a medical career.
Read our CEO, Josephine de Costa, speaking about this issue here.