Media Release 24th November 2013
The Tasmanian Upper House has declared war on the women of Tasmania by inflicting on them the most anti-woman abortion legislation on the planet.
Women are no longer safe from having their child in their womb killed during the whole nine months of their pregnancy. The law has now effectively declared that the State of Tasmania has no interest in protecting the life of her child as a future citizen or in protecting her health and welfare. Abortion has been taken out of the Crimes Act and is now treated as a health issue. It is no longer a crime to kill an unborn child. Abortion is provided on request up to 16 weeks gestation with no reason whatsoever required. After 16 weeks and up to birth, the unborn child may be killed, if two doctors believe that “continuing the pregnancy involves greater risk of injury to the physical or mental health of the woman than if the pregnancy was terminated.” There is now effectively abortion on demand up to birth, according to a legal expert.