September 27, 2019

Abortion Decriminalized in Australian State of New South Wales. Remains Illegal in Only One State.

The New South Wales Legislative Assembly voted to approve the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill Thursday Morning; legalizing abortion up to 22 weeks for any reason. Additionally, late-term abortions will be legal as long as they have the approval of two medical specialists.

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher stated in response to the bill's passage, 
"The Abortion Law Reform Act 2019 may be the worst law passed in New South Wales in modern times, because it represents such a dramatic abdication of responsibility to protect the most vulnerable members of our community. Since the abolition of capital punishment in New South Wales in 1955, this is the only deliberate killing ever legalised in our state.”
South Australia is the only remaining state in Australia in which abortion is a criminal act. Right to Life Australia warns that the state is considering legislation that is even more progressive. Click here or here to read more.