Abortion Debate in Australia Has a New Element: Women in Power
By Rick Rojas
Oct. 15, 2018
BRISBANE, Australia — Activists in the Australian state of Queensland have tried for decades to scrap a criminal code from 1899 that makes having an abortion an offense punishable with prison time, and for decades their efforts have failed.
But as the state Parliament again considers whether to decriminalize abortion, advocates say this time may be different: Women will be leading the debate.