Laws are to protect, not add risk

A/Prof Lachlan de Crespigny 

Principal Fellow, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Melbourne  

Prof Michael Permezel

President, RANZCOG

The bill for the first time recognises a crime of grievous bodily harm against an unborn child as a person. The bill amends the Crimes Act 1900 to recognise a fetus of least 20 weeks or body mass of at least 400