Australia: Abortion law overhaul pegged for Northern Territory

October 9, 2016 4:04pm

RIGHT-to-life protesters could soon be banned from going near women accessing abortion services in the Territory.
New Health Minister and Attorney-General Natasha Fyles told the NT Newsshe hoped to have laws passed by next year that would allow women to access medical abortion drug RU486.

The Northern Territory remains the only jurisdiction in Australia to not legalise medical abortion.

Ms Fyles said she had a formal briefing on the issue with the Department of Health and had met with lobby group WHAT RU 4NT? in preparation for drafting a “contemporary piece of legislation” aimed at supporting Territory women.

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Source: The Courier Mail