Tuesday, 19 August 2008

New abortion laws

The Victorian Government is expected to introduce a bill to Parliament today which would decriminalise abortion.

The bill is expected to legalise abortions for women in the first 24 weeks of their pregnancy, and after that time if the woman is at risk of harm.

All major parties will allow their M-Ps a conscience vote.

The Premier, John Brumby says the bill will bring the law in line with current practices.

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