Information on the Abortion Law Reform Act

Abortion Law Reform

NSW Health has developed a Q&A fact sheet for GPs about the Abortion Law Reform.

On 2 October 2019 the Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 commenced. A copy of the Act can be accessed here.

The Abortion Law Reform Act amends the Crimes Act 1900 to repeal the provisions of that Act relating to termination of pregnancy and to abolish the common law offences relating to termination of pregnancy.

The Act:

• establishes a health centered approach for termination of pregnancy

• supports a woman's right to health, including reproductive health and autonomy

• provides clarity and safety for registered health practitioners providing terminations of pregnancy.

NSW Health has also developed a Q&A fact sheet for GPs about the Abortion Law Reform Act.

Consider checking the Termination of Pregnancy (TOP) pathway on ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways for localised information.