(BBC) — New Zealand’s parliament has passed a bill decriminalizing abortion and allowing women to choose a termination up to 20 weeks into a pregnancy.
Voting to remove the procedure from the country’s Crimes Act changes a law that has been in force since 1977.
Previously, two doctors were required to approve an abortion – and this could only happen if there was a “serious danger” to the pregnant woman’s health.
The bill passed on its third reading by 68 votes to 51.
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