Crimes (Abolition of Offence of Abortion) Bill 2001



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2001

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY


FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

(As presented)

(Mr Wayne Berry)

Crimes (Abolition of Offence of Abortion) Bill 2001





A Bill for

An Act to amend the Crimes Act 1900, and for other purposes

The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory enacts as follows:
1 Name of Act

This Act is the Crimes (Abolition of Offence of Abortion) Act 2001.



2 Commencement

This Act commences on its notification day.



3 Crimes Act 1900, sections 44 to 46

substitute

44 Abortion—abolition of common law offence

(1) Any rule of common law that creates an offence in relation to procuring a woman’s miscarriage is abrogated.

(2) This section expires 3 months after it commences.

(3) This section is a law to which the Legislation Act 2001, section 88 applies.




Endnote

Republication of amended laws

1 For the latest republication of amended laws, see www.legislation.act.gov.au.



© Australian Capital Territory 2001




Unauthorised version prepared by ACT Parliamentary Counsel's Office


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