Making the case for decriminalising abortion

The law should adopt a morally neutral position, argue legal academics

Laws should not force women to risk death and injury by having a baby, according to a Queensland University of Technology legal academic.

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They say abortion can be decriminalised without society and governments making a moral judgement.

Dr Andrew McGee says there are two major grounds for decriminalisation: women’s right to reject the health risk of pregnancy and the ‘stalemate’ regarding abortion’s moral acceptability.

Abortion laws vary across the country.

It is technically still a crime for women and doctors in NSW and Queensland.