Why are you being charged more than $700 to take $40 pills?

Buzzfeed, by Gina Rushton, 27 April 2017

The above chart shows how much abortion cost in January 2017 at Marie Stopes clinics in each Australian state.

The article goes state by state, looking in detail at the cost in January 2017 of both medical abortion and surgical (aspiration) abortion in public, private and non-profit clinics. The findings were obtained from the Tabbot Foundation, several NGOs active around abortion, published articles, web-based news sites and government websites.

It is a cogent lesson in the costs and consequences of depending on private abortion clinics, including non-profit clinics, as compared to services provided in the public health system, which may in turn provide totally inadequate coverage to meet need.

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