NSW parliament has passed laws decriminalising abortion.
The fight is officially over after months and months of debate, protest and near spill motions.
There was applause in the Lower House as the Abortion Law Reform Act passed its final hurdle this morning.
Abortion has been decriminalised in NSW. Sorry it took so long.
— Alex Greenwich MP (@AlexGreenwich) September 26, 2019
— Mehreen Faruqi (@MehreenFaruqi) September 26, 2019
Last night, after nearly 40 hours of discussion (making it the third longest debate in the state’s upper house) the bill passed 26 votes to 14.
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The bill, presented to parliament in August by Independent MP Alex Greenwich, takes abortion out of the criminal code and allows terminations up to 22 weeks as well as later abortions if two doctors agree.