See, here’s what I like about Australia.
Despite the fact that the Labor and Liberal parties usually sit on opposite sides of the fence, both know that it’s time for abortion actually become legal in Victoria.
Abortion procedures have been de facto legal for years - your doctor is likely to accept any reason for a procedure - but having an actual law that guarantees the right of Victorian women is an important step.
No woman should have to justify her decisions to a doctor, the State or anyone.
That’s what’s missing from the that cavalcade of legislation that is currently making it more and more difficult for American women to exercise their right to medical procedures deemed legal by their government.
It’s comforting to see both Premier John Brumby and Opposition Leader Ted Baillieu behind this legislation. It demonstrates the depth of support behind Victorian women and the confidence in their ability to make rational choices.
More importantly, it exemplifies the ability of Victorian officials to get behind commonsense legislation, despite partisan politics.
This legislation has been brewing for years, and full support behind those who will vote for it next week.
New Law to Give Abortion Right [The Age]