Australia: Almost crunch time for abortion law Bills

Cairns MP Rob Pyne. PICTURE: ANNETTE DEW

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Kimberley Vlasic, The Cairns Post
August 17, 2016 4:00pm

QUEENSLAND women could legally undergo an abortion by medical professionals working under clear guidelines by the end of the year if a Cairns MP’s proposed reforms are successful.

Rob Pyne yesterday introduced a Private Member’s Bill, amending the Health Act, to Parliament. It aims to improve clarity around gestation time frames and reasoning for therapeutic termination of pregnancy and complements his other Bill decriminalising abortion.

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Source: The Cairns Post