Abortion decriminalised in Northern Territory after long campaign
Labor-led parliament votes 20 to four to amend Medical Services Act and widen access to RU486 termination drug
Helen Davidson in Darwin
Wednesday 22 March 2017
The Northern Territory has decriminalised abortion and widened access for women, including use of the RU486 termination drug.
After a years-long public campaign and failed attempts during the previous administration, the Labor-led parliament voted 20 votes to four on Tuesday in favour of a bill to amend the NT Medical Services Act and the criminal code. Labor members were given a conscience vote.
Continued at source: The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/22/abortion-decriminalised-in-northern-territory-after-long-campaign