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Do you need parental permission for an abortion in australia if you're under 16?

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Age of consent for a medical procedure is a bit different than the general age of consent. I think you'll find it's a grey area, but in practice you probably WILL need permission if you are under 16. From the site http://www.findlaw.com.au/article/10022.... - "According to the Minors (Property and Contracts) Act 1970 (NSW), a child aged 14 years or over may consent to his or her medical or dental treatment, and the consent of the minor will be effective in terms of defending an action for assault or battery relating to the treatment. The NSW Act also allows parents of children under the age of 16 to validly consent to their child's medical or dental treatment." "In circumstances where the legal position on consent to treatment is unclear, or in a situation where the wishes of parents, the child and medical practitioners conflict, the court's guardianship jurisdiction may be invoked to resolve any confusion or disp more
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I live in Australia, and yes the only legal abortions I know of, take place in pricey clinics, in which you need parental consent. more
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