Abortion has been decriminalized across all of Australia.

Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
 
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Abortion has been decriminalized across all of Australia. Legislation that passed September 26 in New South Wales overturned a 119-year-old law and now legalizes termination of a pregnancy up to twenty-two weeks (or later if two physicians agree). New South Wales had been the last remaining state to hold abortion illegal; its previous law had threatened women seeking abortion and physicians who perform them with ten years in jail. After weeks of heated...

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