Ms Macklin’s office declined to comment yesterday and referred questions to her department. “The department is speaking with the relevant agency (SA Health) about making amendments to the guidelines,” a spokeswoman for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs said yesterday.
An SA Health spokesman said yesterday the form was withdrawn in June. “The information sheet is no longer being provided by the Pregnancy Advisory Centre,” he said.
But the latest SA Perinatal Practice Guideline, published on the SA Health website, says Centrelink payments are available for a late-term abortion for foetal abnormalities – known as Genetic Termination of Pregnancy, or GTOP.