The Checkup

The Case of Keli Lane - Part 3: Abortion legislation then and now

August 20, 2019

For those not familiar with Keli Lane’s story, she is a former Australian water polo player who made headlines throughout the country when her baby mysteriously went missing, sparking a coronial inquest into her disappearance. In December 2010, Keli was convicted of murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison. 

In the third and final instalment of our Keli Lane podcast series, BN's Sarah Carlisle and Emma Harman discuss the recent reforms to Queensland's abortion laws, and how they compare to the laws in the rest of the country. They consider what the law looked like in the 1990s, when Keli Lane was experiencing her unwanted pregnancies, and how the law has evolved over the last 20 years.