Criminal Code Amendment Bill 1998

Bill No.126

SynopsisThe purpose of this Bill is to provide an avenue for the House to discuss and decide upon the issue of abortion and provide a method, working within the Standing Orders, that allows the various concepts as to an appropriate law relating to abortion to be discussed and voted upon without the necessity for amendments that require striking out and substituting alternative views. Whilst such amendments can be made, it is hoped that the principal alternatives are set out and that, acknowledging that a Criminal Code is not an appropriate place for regulation and prescription of detail, the main thrust and prohibition of the law is set out. The Bill seeks to include a new Section 201A (entitled "No Offence if Procuring Abortion Justified") in the Criminal Code.

StatusBill ruled out of order by the President 04/09/1998
This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 03/10/1998  
First Reading 03/10/1998  
Second Reading 03/10/1998  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/18/1998  
Consideration in Detail 04/01/1998  
Amendments adopted 04/01/1998  
Third Reading 04/01/1998  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Bill ruled out of order by the President  04/09/1998 1 

1. See also Act Amendment (Abortion) Bill 1998 (No. 132)