Labor promises free abortions, pushes to decriminalise procedure in federal election pitch (Australia)

ABC News 6 March 2019
Family First Comment: Labour – the party of death in Australia…
“A federal Labor government would REQUIRE public hospitals to offer termination services as part of their Commonwealth funding arrangement.”
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Taxpayer-funded abortions will be offered in public hospitals as part of an election pledge to be outlined by Labor today.
Late-term abortions could also be publicly funded — in line with what is legal in each state and territory.
Opposition spokeswoman for Women Tanya Plibersek said a federal Labor government would require public hospitals to offer termination services as part of their Commonwealth funding arrangement.
However, abortion is still illegal in New South Wales and South Australia unless doctors find the woman or foetus is at risk.
As abortion laws are made by the state government, Labor will seek to have the New South Wales Government decriminalise the procedure, but will be powerless to force public hospitals to provide the service unless it is legalised.
Abortion is legal in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, the Northern Territory and the ACT.
In Victoria, a woman can choose to have an abortion until she is 24 weeks pregnant and in Western Australia, termination is legal within the first 20 weeks.
READ MORE: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-06/labor-promises-free-abortions-if-it-wins-government-at-election/10873612
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