Law of Abortion: final report (html version)

Tabled in Victorian Parliament on 28 May 2008, the Commission's report on abortion law reform provided three models for decriminalisation. A Bill introduced in Parliament in September 2008 reflected Model B in the Commission’s report. All parties allowed members of Parliament to make a conscience vote and in October the Bill was passed by both houses.

The Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 allows a woman to access abortion up to a gestational limit of 24 weeks. After that point, a medical practitioner will be able to provide an abortion if another practitioner agrees that an abortion is appropriate in all the circumstances.

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