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    Default TAS: Tasmania's only abortion clinic closes, putting pressure on government

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    The Tasmanian Government is under pressure to find a new surgical abortion service, after the closure of the state's only clinic.

    Dr Paul Hyland had been the state's primary surgical abortion provider for 17 years, but said rising costs and a drop in demand had meant he had closed the service.

    He said the number of surgical abortions, a procedure done after nine weeks, had declined.

    "Back in 2000 there were 25 to 30 surgical terminations a week and that's slowly dropped due to the combined effects of contraception and managing it earlier," he said.

    Dr Hyland said those currently seeking a termination after nine weeks were being told to visit their GP, an approach he said was not helpful.

    Tasmanian Health Minister Michael Ferguson has been a vocal opponent of the abortion pill RU486, and joined church leaders to protest against the state's Reproductive Health Bill that passed in 2013.
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    Because bump and because picture.
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    On one level, this is good news.
    In that the reduction in numbers infers sex education is working.

    The bad side is, it might be showing a lack of organization skills by the Tasmanian state government. (Sorry, I can't be bothered going through Hansard. They may have already discussed this topic in parliament.)

    And the worst side is, Right to Piss Everybody Off'ers may hamper state funding for abortions at gynecologists or hospitals.

    Fortunately, there is and has already been a back up service for women who now need to travel interstate for medical treatment unavailable in Tasmania, as long as they have a note from their GP.

    Plus under 18'ers can take Mum with them.

    Online application Form is here, just in case anybody needs it or knows of anybody who may need it)
    http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/hospital/ptas

    And a brochure.
    http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/__data/as...state_2018.pdf

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