What to do if You’re Denied Care
So, let’s say you’re pregnant and you don’t want to be.
Let’s say the certifying consultant said ‘nope, you’re going to be a mum.’
What are your options?
1. The Health and Disability Commissioner
As a consumer of health care you have certain rights. If those rights are violated, you can make a complaint to the Commissioner.
We can help you frame your complaint to the Commissioner. Please contact us using the form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can to discuss your situation in confidence.
2. The Human Rights Commission
If you had to go to Australia to get the care you needed, or if you had to source the medications for a medical abortion from an unauthorised source, you may have a complaint on the basis that your human rights were violated.
We can help you see if you might have a case, and help frame your case. Please contact us using the form below. We will get back to you as soon as we can to discuss your situation in confidence.
3. Back-up Plan
The other two options may take time you do not have, so have a backup plan to go to Australia or some other place where abortion is legal and accessible. Alternatively, if your pregnancy is very early you could check here or here for more information.
Contact us here at ALRANZ if you need or want any help making a complaint.