Many people across different regions of the world experience a series of complications after completing an abortion process. The Australian community is also not left out. People have difficulties coping with the horrible feeling of loss and getting back to their everyday lives. Deciding to terminate a pregnancy can be difficult and may lead to a range of physical and psychological complications. Post-abortion is one of the most challenging stages of the whole abortion process. It is a crucial moment in a woman’s life and may affect your relationship with immediate family members and their social network. Having a post-abortion crisis can be real, and we know that you may have questions about how to get over it. You have questions, and we have answers and solutions to help you rise above the crisis and cope with the unpleasant situation. After an abortion, the trauma varies between women for specific reasons such as age, surrounding circumstances, pregnancy stage, and even philosophical ideas and beliefs. It can sometimes surface just within days after abortion or several years later.
Please visit a doctor or nearby hospital or call the Abortion Advice line if experiencing intense post-abortion pain, physical bleeding, or fever. Abortion laws vary between the Australian states and territories. So here is a quick recap of the legality of abortion in the different territories:
Abortion is legal for up to 22 weeks and after which the approval of two doctors is required.
New South Wales
Abortion is legal for pregnancies up to 22 weeks’ gestation and after which the approval of two medical doctors is required.
Australian Capital Territory
Abortion is legal but must be done by a medical expert, including a nurse.
Abortion is legal for pregnancies up to 24 weeks and after which the approval of two doctors is required.
Abortion is legal if two doctors mutually agree that the woman’s health is endangered by the pregnancy, or is there is a critical foetal abnormality. You should know that unlawful abortion is a crime in South Australia.
Abortion is legal for pregnancies up to 16 weeks and after which the approval of two doctors is required.
Abortion is legal for pregnancies up to 20 weeks, but it is highly restricted for pregnancies over 16 weeks, and for persons under the age of 16.
Abortion is legal for pregnancies that are up to 14 weeks and require the approval of one doctor and legal at 14-23 years with an added approval by a doctor. Abortion is a crime after 23 weeks.
We also recognize your situation as the father of the child that was aborted, and that you may have differing opinions and reactions to abortion. Or maybe you want to help a close relative or friend who is experiencing the post-abortion crisis and difficulties.
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