A bill decriminalising abortion in South Australia is now before state parliament

A bill to reform South Australia’s abortion laws has gone before parliament which seeks to treat it solely as a health issue and not a criminal one.

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman says the legislation involves a new, highly regulated, medical model that will govern the termination of pregnancies.

“Our proposal removes abortion entirely from the criminal law, a move that would bring us in line with all other Australian states and territories,” Ms Chapman said on Wednesday.

The bill will be subject to a conscience vote of MPs in both the upper house and in the House of Assembly.

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