Abortion Trial Calls for Overhaul of Queensland's Abortion Laws

As a consequence of the result of the trial of a Cairns couple, who were alleged to attempt for an illegal abortion, the Queensland's abortion laws could be restructured.

The Cairns couple was accused last year of illegally selling abortion drugs such as RU486 and the female counterpart herself trying to wash away her fetus.

But, the verdict of the jury has astonished everyone, by allowing Tegan Leach, 21 to go for a trial to attain her own abortion. The partner of the woman Sergie Brennan, 22 was alleged to supply abortion drugs. After the court’s verdict, the couple seemed delighted, as they were found not guilty.

"I believe that the fact that they've been found not guilty is a very clear demonstration that the people of Queensland do not think these laws is appropriate in the 21st century", said Obstetrician Caroline de Costa, the first Australian doctor to prescribe the abortion drug.

As for now, an abortion is considered illegal in Queensland, except the grave conditions like threat to woman’s physical or mental health.

But, as per Premier Anna Bligh, the law would not be altered. She expressed through twitter that though she endorsed the decriminalization of abortion, but most of the MPs would not like to bring any changes.