Abortion legalisation has today passed in Queensland’s Parliament, 50 votes to 41.
In what has been deemed as a historic win by QLD Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, women in the state will now be able to access health professionals who can provide these services without "fear of stigma".
“This is an historic day for Queensland. The Palaszczuk Government is proud to deliver on our election commitment to modernise and clarify the laws around termination of pregnancy,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“We now join other jurisdictions, both in Australia and around the world, in recognising termination as a health matter.
“These changes affirm the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to respecting the rights and autonomy of women.”
The Termination of Pregnancy Act, commencing 3 December 2018, will allow terminations on request up to a gestational limit of 22 weeks.
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