Regional women seeking an abortion will now find it even tougher
When Zoe Eaton fell pregnant during high school, she knew she wanted an abortion, but getting one didn't come without hurdles.
"I didn't expect that I was going to be pregnant at 17. It was not something I wanted for myself," Ms Eaton said.
"To me, my future looked pretty bleak if I had to go through with that pregnancy."
Nowhere in her hometown of Mackay in north Queensland offered surgical abortion services, so she was forced to travel hundreds of kilometres to the nearest clinic.