– May 23, 2016
Canberra women are travelling to Queanbeyan to access medical abortion drugs through the mail, a telephone provider of the drugs says.
Founded last year, the Tabbot Foundation provides medical abortions to women across Australia through a telephone consultation service. After years of controversy, abortion drugs mifepristone (RU486) and misoprostol became available legally in Australia in 2006.
It was that year, after health minister Tony Abbott had refused to lift a ban over RU486, when MPs voted to strip him of his power over the pill.