The peak body representing doctors in Australia has slammed an amendment to the bill seeking to legalise abortion in NSW that put in writing the need for informed consent before an abortion can be performed as “entirely unnecessary”. The amendment, introduced by Attorney General Mark Speakman, passed 47 votes to 41 on Thursday despite opposition from the bipartisan supporters of the bill. Speaking in favour of the change, Liberal MP for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the amendment was most important for multicultural communities who “may have issues understanding the English language”. “Some women from multicultural backgrounds, or who are refugees, do not even understand English; they cannot read English,” Ms Davies told the NSW lower house. Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies speaks during amendments to the introduction to the Reproductive Healthcare Reform Bill 2019. “They are at a greater risk of being made vulnerable because the bill in its […]