Dr Mehreen Faruqi has today (5 May 2016) released an exposure draft of the Abortion Law Reform (Miscellaneous Acts Amendment) Bill 2016.
Mehreen has spent the last few months working with key stakeholders such as health practitioners and lawyers to ensure it is as tight as possible.
The exposure draft of the bill is available HERE.
The bill will:
- Repeal sections 82-84 of the Crimes Act, relating to abortion offences.
- Provide for a 150m safe access zone around abortion clinics and service providers to ensure a patient’s right to medical privacy.
- Require doctors to disclose conscientious objection at the start of the consultation and refer patients to another doctor who does not have such an objection or to the local Women’s Health NSW centre.
We know these changes have the overwhelming support of the community, regardless of age, gender, location and political affiliation. Please click here to read the first comprehensive opinion polling on abortion conducted by the Greens NSW.
Download the Factsheet ‘The Need for a Greens Bill’ HERE.
Download the Factsheet ‘Explanatory Note on the Abortion Law Reform Bill’ HERE.
Factsheets have been reproduced below: