Prisoner with Schizophrenia Has Bid for Termination of Twins Rejected

September 4, 2017

(ABC News) – A reproductive rights group has raised concerns about Queensland’s health system after a mentally ill prisoner with a drug problem was barred from having an abortion. The 33-year-old woman, referred to by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) as “QDB”, applied for special consent to terminate her high-risk twin pregnancy at 20 weeks because she did not want anymore children. QDB has a history of mental illness, drug use, has outstanding criminal matters and is hepatitis C positive.

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