In the two weeks since an historic bill removing abortion from the New South Wales criminal code passed its first hurdle in the parliament’s lower house , opponents of the legislation have fought hard to stop it becoming law. Religious leaders, rightwing MPs and conservative media commentators have all mounted a concerted campaign to derail the legislation ahead of the vote. Opponents claim the bill will allow so-called gender or sex selection and abortion “on demand” up until birth. NSW abortion law backers unlikely to support calls for sex selection ban Read more They have also argued for the removal of a requirement for medical practitioners with a conscientious objection to performing terminations to refer women to another doctor, and pushed for mandatory counselling for those seeking an abortion. But what does the bill actually do? What is gender or sex selection and does the bill legalise it? Will […]