POLAND – “Save Women” bill with 500,000 signatures submitted to the Polish parliament

  On 23 October, the “Save Women” Civic Committee tabled a bill on women’s rights and voluntary parenthood signed by almost 500,000 Polish citizens. The lower Chamber has three months to initiate a debate on this bill, but it will be up to the ruling party whether it will be taken further – as promised in the election campaign – or be rejected. The bill calls for: Legal abortion on request up to 12 weeks … Continued

The Senate has agreed two days to debate and vote on the abortion law reform bill

The Chilean Senate in committee is moving again on the abortion bill. This bill has gone further in the legislative process than any previous one since democracy was reinstituted in Chile. The current Committee set the dates of 17 July from 3pm to 9pm and 18 July from 3pm until the debate closes with a vote, to discuss the bill yet again and finalise its clauses. First, on 17 July, reports on the discussions in … Continued

Malawi government publishes abortion law reform bill

  The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in Malawi has now published the July 2015 report of the Special Law Commission on the Review of Abortion Laws and gazetted the long-awaited Termination of Pregnancy Bill which they recommended. These were both distributed in the last week of May to all members of Parliament, the Speaker of Parliament, libraries, universities, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and the judiciary. The Bill will be sent … Continued

In Australia Queenslanders rejects bill to decriminalise abortion as ‘not good enough’

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On 26 August 2016, a report of the bipartisan committee of the Queensland Parliament inquiring into abortion law reform in the state was released. The committee found itself unable to make a recommendation that the Pyne bill be passed by Parliament as “it failed to address a number of important policy issues and to achieve a number of its own stated objectives”.

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