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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

What MPs need to know about late termination

Please note that this material no longer reflects the current law in Victoria. However the content may be relevant to law reform advocacy in other jurisdictions.

The Victorian Law Reform Commission (VLRC) Report and Recommendations on the Law of Abortion provides objective analysis of abortion in Victoria, and is an MP’s most authoritative resource. Key statements include: (1) Almost 95% of all abortions occur within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and (2) Less than 1% of all abortions occur after 20 weeks.

WhatMPsNeedtoKnowAboutLateTerminations.pdf (117.50KB)

What MPs need to know about late termination / Victorian Women's Health Services - Melbourne: Victorian Women's Health Services, September 2008