Abortion removed from Tasmania's criminal code

Abortion removed from Tasmania's criminal code

Tasmanian parliament has voted to remove abortion from the state’s criminal code, joining Victoria and the ACT.

The bill passed through parliament last night at 7pm local time, after seven months of debate over the legislation.

It allows for terminations up to 16 weeks, with the woman’s consent and after 16 weeks, with the agreement of two doctors.

Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne, who introduced the bill, says law brings the state into line with community expectations and the overwhelming majority of medical, legal and human rights opinions.

About author

Amy Whittaker
Amy Whittaker 1402 posts

Amy joined the NRN team in August 2011, before graduating from a B of Arts (Communication-Journalism)/B of Sports Studies from Charles Sturt University in December 2011.

View all posts by this author →

You might also like

National 0 Comments

Australian flag burns outside Jakarta embassy

Protests outside Australia’s embassy in Jakarta have reportedly seen the Australian flag burned.

National 0 Comments

NRN Bulletin 6pm 6/8/12

6pm National Radio News Bulletin for Monday 6th August 2012

National 0 Comments

Rating agency predicts $20 billion deficit for Australia

One of the world’s major rating agencies, Standard and Poor’s, believes Australia will record a budget deficit of $20 billiob to $25 billion this year.

National 0 Comments

The week in interviews- pilot

Here is an example of the range of interview NRN undertakes in a standard week.

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!