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Abortion in SA legalised
Title : Abortion in SA legalised Abortion in SA legalised
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Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Date of creation : 1969
Format : Poster
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The News billboard for Friday 5 December 1969 with a headline about the 'legalisation' of abortion in South Australia. Introduced by Attorney General Robin Millhouse, the Criminal Law Consolidation Amendment Act of 1969 liberalised the abortion law. Abortion remained illegal when performed late in pregnancy unless it was performed solely to preserve the life of the pregnant woman. Earlier terminations could be performed whenever the 'maternal health' ground or the 'foetal disability' ground was satisfied.
Related names :

Millhouse, Robin, 1929-

Coverage year : 1969
Period : 1946-1979
Further reading :
Baird, Barbara. I had one too - : an oral history of abortion in South Australia before 1970, Bedford Park [S. Aust.] : Women's Studies Unit, Flinders University of South Australia, 1990
Chia, Joy. Abortion : an information booklet, Adelaide : Women's Information Switchboard, 1991
Sumerling, Patricia. Infanticide, baby-farming and abortion in South Australia 1870-1910, BA (Hons) thesis, University of Adelaide, 1983
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