Health Minister Sarah Courtney has again refused to answer whether Tasmanian doctors are having to subsidise abortions out of their own pocket, and described $475 for the procedure only available in Hobart as "low cost" for women.
Abortions are not available in Tasmania's public health system, unlike in Victoria where women can access the procedure for free via community health services and carried out at large regional hospitals.
Instead, undisclosed private providers offer the procedure in Tasmania for $475, but they could be forced to absorb the remainder of the cost of more than $1500.
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Asked whether the government was subsiding this cost, Ms Courtney refused to answer.
"The Liberal Government has made it clear that we will continue to make sure that women across Tasmania have access to low cost terminations," she said.
"I've said that many times as minister for health and minister for women."
When asked whether abortion services would be provided in the North or North-West and not just Hobart, Ms Courtney said "low cost termination services are available in the state".
Greens MP Rosalie Woodruff said the government had an "ideological anti-abortion position".
"The only way to demonstrate that commitment is to make this essential women's health service - legal abortion - available through the public hospital system," she said.
"Instead of standing up for the health rights of Tasmanian women, she chose to bow to the views of her conservative male Liberal colleagues."