What difference will decriminalisation make?


Decriminalisation is the first step towards improving women’s access to the healthcare they need. It will reduce stigma and remove confusion around the current law, so that doctors and health professionals can put their patients’ needs first and foremost without fear of prosecution. It will also support offering these services in a wider variety of settings, including publicly funded services, to ensure access for all women who have made a decision to have an abortion.