Abortion laws could be changed in Tas

Tasmania’s Minister for Health Michelle O’Byrne released the proposed changes to existing legislation earlier this month for public comment. 

“Under the proposed changes, a doctor can perform a termination procedure up to and including 24 weeks’ gestation as long as the woman has consented,” Ms O’Byrne said.

“After 24 weeks, the obligation to obtain the approval of two doctors will remain. Doctors will face professional sanctions rather than criminal ones if they do not

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