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    Default The Queensland Law Reform Commission Submissions re: Abortion laws

    The Queensland Law Reform Commission has called for the public to make submissions to its review into modernising the state's laws relating to abortion.

    Here's a useful summary via Buzzfeed.
    The terms of reference specifically require the commission to recommend how Queensland should amend its laws relating to the termination of pregnancy to:

    remove terminations of pregnancy that are performed by a duly registered medical practitioner(s) from the Criminal Code sections 224 (Attempts to procure abortion), 225 (The like by women with child), and 226 (Supplying drugs or instruments to procure abortion); and
    provide clarity in the law in relation to terminations of pregnancy in Queensland.

    Here's the link if you're brainstorming / want to give feedback / want to outline a few ideas for others to use in their feedback too. Thank you!

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    Default Re: The Queensland Law Reform Commission Submissions re: Abortion laws

    In undertaking the review, the Commission is to have regard to the evidence and submissions received by the Parliamentary Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee in its consideration of the Abortion Law Reform (Womanís Right to Choose) Amendment Bill 2016 and the Health (Abortion Law Reform) Amendment Bill 2016.

    The Commission has released a consultation paper (WP No 76) inviting written submissions in response to the questions posed in the paper.

    Details on how to make a submission, and the Commissionís privacy and confidentiality statement, are set out at the front of the paper, which is available at

    Submissions should be sent to:

    The Secretary
    Queensland Law Reform Commission
    PO Box 13312
    George Street Post Shop QLD 4003
    Facsimile: (07) 3247 9045
    The closing date for submissions is 13 February 2018.

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