Australia: Qld opposition blocks abortion bills

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Qld opposition blocks abortion bills
February 27, 2017
Stuart Layt
Australian Associated Press

Queensland's Liberal National Party opposition will not support the second of a pair of bills reforming abortion law in the state.

The two bills, introduced by independent MP Rob Pyne, look to reform the criminal code to remove abortion as on offence, however concerns have been raised that if only one is passed it could leave women and their doctors in legal limbo.

Opposition leader Tim Nicholls said in a statement every one of his MPs decided not to support the second bill during a party room meeting on Monday.

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