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Remove Abortion from the Criminal Code

Motion: Abortion Decriminalisation Anniversary

June 19, 2023

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (16:53): I move: That this council— 1. Notes that on 7 July 2023, South Australia will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the commencement of the Termination of Pregnancy Act 2021; 2. Recognises the decriminalisation of abortion as a milestone in...

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Speech: Termination of Pregnancy Bill

March 02, 2021

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise to associate myself with the remarks made by the Minister for Human Services, Michelle Lensink, and the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, the Hon. Stephen Wade. Currently, in March 2021, abortion remains a crime in South Australia, punishable...

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Speech: Termination Of Pregnancy Bill – 2nd Reading Speech

November 12, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: I rise with great pleasure today to support the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020 and associate myself with the remarks of my honourable colleague Mark Parnell and the Hon. Ian Hunter in congratulating the Marshall government for allowing this debate to...

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Safe Access Zones pass in SA Parliament

November 11, 2020

The Legislative Council has tonight passed legislation to establish safe access zones in South Australia around premises that provide abortion services. This legislation was introduced by Greens MLC Tammy Franks in the upper house, and was co-sponsored and passed in the lower house by...

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Safe Access Zones Bill Reaches Upper House

October 13, 2020

Having passed in the House of Assembly last sitting week, the Bill to create Safe Access Zones around premises that provide abortion services is now before the Legislative Council where Greens MP Tammy Franks will have carriage of it. Tonight, Ms Franks will give...

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Speech: Abortion Access under COVID Pandemic

May 13, 2020

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:38): I rise today to talk about abortion access for South Australian women under the COVID pandemic. South Australia is the only place in this nation where almost all abortions happen at a public hospital and at no cost to...

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