LADbibleSkip to content
U OK M8?
Free To Be
Extinct
Advert

Latest

5 minutes ago
Advert
an hour ago
Advert

Most Popular

5 hours ago
Advert

New South Wales Set To Overturn 119 Year Ban On Abortion This Week

New South Wales Set To Overturn 119 Year Ban On Abortion This Week

Nearly every jurisdiction in Australia has decriminalised or legalised abortion in some way, shape or form.

However, the most populous state or territory in the Land Down Under only allows terminating a pregnancy if a doctor finds a 'economic, social or medical ground or reason that abortion is required to avoid serious danger to the pregnant woman's life or to her physical or mental health'.

Advert

The punishment for going outside the legal framework can be up to 10 years in jail.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

While there are plenty of women that fall under that category, there are many more who don't and have to travel interstate in order to get the procedure done...until now.

This week, a bill will be put before the State parliament that will overturn the 117 year ban on abortion.

It has cross-party support, meaning it has a pretty good chance of getting through the system without too much hindrance.

Advert

The bill will be introduced by Independent MP Alex Greenwich, who said it's time the state caught up with the rest of the country.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"The fact that we are treating women's reproductive rights as they did in the early 1900s is deeply concerning," Mr Greenwich said. "In 2019 it's time we changed that."

"The bill ensures women in NSW have access to safe and lawful terminations without the threat of criminal convictions and provides doctors with the legal clarity they have long sought," Mr Greenwich said.

"This is about regulating a medical procedure that currently occurs in NSW."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: News, Australia, politics, Health

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

Next Up

Paul Elliot Pictured With Lewis Capaldi After Camp Bestival Set

...

a month ago
Bone Found On Roof Feared To Belong To Gizmo The Dog

...

a month ago
Smuggled Tiger Cubs Found Dead In Back Of Car In Vietnam

...

a month ago
Gavin And Stacey Cast Seen Enjoying Night Out

...

a month ago