Australia: NT govt to introduce abortion bill

NT govt to introduce abortion bill
February 14, 2017
Lucy Hughes Jones
Australian Associated Press

New laws to decriminalise medical abortions will be introduced to the Northern Territory parliament this week.

Using the RU486 pregnancy termination pill is still a crime in the NT and abortions can currently only be performed surgically in a hospital.

"Northern Territory women should have the same access to termination of pregnancy as women in the rest of Australia," Leader of Government Business Natasha Fyles said.

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