Australia – As a Uniting church minister I think abortion can be a morally good choice

As a Uniting church minister I think abortion can be a morally good choice
In the debate about the NSW abortion law reform we should trust women to make good decisions about whether or not to continue a pregnancy

Margaret Mayman
Mon 12 Aug 2019

The New South Wales parliament is considering whether a 1900 law that criminalised abortion is appropriate for its regulation in 2019.

In 1900 it was widely accepted that women’s bodies and women’s sexuality were appropriately controlled by patriarchal power inherent in government, medicine, religion, and family life. The 1900 legislation was influenced by the racist ideology of eugenics in response to declining birthrates and claims that “selfish” white women were using abortion to control fertility.

Continued: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/12/as-a-uniting-church-minister-i-think-abortion-can-be-a-morally-good-choice

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Experts Slam ‘Insulting’ Misinformation About Abortion Decriminalisation Bill

Experts Slam 'Insulting' Misinformation About Abortion Decriminalisation Bill

Emma Brancatisano
Wed 07 Aug 2019

As debate intensifies around decriminalising abortion in NSW, the state's peak medical body is accusing opponents of "unfounded fearmongering".

MPs continued to debate a bill in the lower house on Wednesday which seeks to remove abortion from the state's criminal code, instead placing it into an appropriate healthcare framework.

Continued: https://10daily.com.au/news/politics/a190807mrauh/experts-slam-insulting-misinformation-about-abortion-decriminalisation-bill-20190807

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Abortion bill debated in NSW parliament

Abortion bill debated in NSW parliament

Jodie Stephens and Heather McNab
6 Aug 2019

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has urged colleagues to back a bill decriminalising abortion in order to "right a wrong" enacted in law more than a century ago.

Mr Hazzard on Tuesday launched a NSW lower house debate on a private members bill allowing pregnancy terminations up to 22 weeks.

Continued: https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/6312025/abortion-bill-debated-in-nsw-parliament/

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After 119 years, NSW is set to decriminalise abortion. Why has reform taken so long?

After 119 years, NSW is set to decriminalise abortion. Why has reform taken so long?

July 30, 2019
Helen Pringle

A bill to decriminalise abortion in NSW has been delayed by conservative MPs who reportedly want more time to consider the legislation. Debate is now set to start in the lower house next week.

Still, the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019, to be introduced by independent MP Alex Greenwich, has widespread support in the Legislative Assembly and looks likely to pass. It also has the support of Health Minister Brad Hazzard, who is one of its 15 co-sponsors, as well as Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

Continued: https://theconversation.com/after-119-years-nsw-is-set-to-decriminalise-abortion-why-has-reform-taken-so-long-121112

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