As law and criminology academics working at universities across NSW, we believe it is time for our Parliament to follow the lead of other Australian states and formally decriminalise abortion. Outdated abortion offences should be removed from the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW) and privacy zones should be provided around abortion service providers and clinics.
Abortion is a health and welfare matter, not a criminal issue. People who have an abortion, and their doctors, should not face the risk of criminal prosecution.
Please support the Abortion Law Reform (Miscellaneous Acts Amendment) Bill 2016.