Revived ‘Zoe’s law’ bill a risk to women’s abortion rights, warn pro-choice groups
New South Wales MP pushing for bill that would make it a crime to cause serious harm or death to a foetus
Fri 16 Nov 2018
A bill before the New South Wales parliament, which would make it a crime to cause serious harm or death to a foetus, would set a “dangerous precedent” and present “a real risk to women’s reproductive rights”, women’s and legal groups have argued.
Five years after it was first introduced, the “Zoe’s law” bill has been revived by the conservative NSW Christian Democrat MP Reverend Fred Nile. But even with pro-choice Nationals MP Trevor Khan seeking a compromise deal, opponents say it could still result in restricted access to abortions in the state.