Foley signals Labor would decriminalise abortion

Alexandra Smith for the Sydney Morning Herald writes:

Opposition Leader Luke Foley has indicated he would decriminalise abortion in NSW after an overhaul of laws in Queensland left NSW the only state where abortion remains a criminal offence.

Mr Foley said a Labor government would ask the NSW Law Reform Commission to review the abortion laws.

Last year, former NSW Greens MP Mehreen Faruqi introduced a bill to state Parliament that sought to have offences relating to abortion removed from the Crimes Act and common law. It was defeated.


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