Tag: Zoe’s Law
The New South Wales Parliament’s lower house voted late last year in favour of legislation that, for the purpose of grievous bodily harm, recognises the personhood of foetuses after a sufficient stage of pregnancy. Despite explicit exclusions for medical procedures, extreme controversy has surrounded the law, which opponents believe could lead to the curtailing of…
As a young woman, I find the thought of Zoe’s Law being passed in NSW alarming, especially while abortion remains in the Crimes Act. To many, that might seem like a shrill and irrational response to a bill merely trying to bring justice to a mother who lost her unborn child. What happened to Brodie…
A controversial bill proposed in NSW Parliament by the Christian Democratic Party [CDP] leader, Reverend Fred Nile, has sparked debate surrounding the dangers of affording foetuses “personhood” status in the eyes of the law.