Public sentiment about abortions has shifted significantly over time. In 2016 almost 70 per cent of Australians thought women should be able to obtain abortions readily. This compares with public opinion in 1979 when about 45 per cent of Australians thought abortions should be readily available.
 Cameron S, McAllister I. Trends in Australian Political Opinion, Results from the Australian Election Study 1987-2016, Australian National University. Available from: https://australianelectionstudy.org/publications/