High Court confirms that women have the right to access abortion clinics safely

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High Court confirms that women have the right to access abortion clinics safely

In a landmark decision, the High Court confirmed that women have the right to access abortion clinics safely. Safe access zone laws prohibit harassment outside abortion clinics.

The decision confirms women’s right to access the healthcare they need without having to forgo their safety, privacy and dignity.

Only Western Australia and South Australia have failed to put in place sensible safe access zone laws. The WA government's commitment to a discussion paper on safe access zones isn't enough. Laws known to promote women's health and safety, and which have the High Court's tick of constitutional approval, shouldn't be up for discussion – they should be a reality.