Yesterday, abortion was decriminalised in Queensland, where it has been classified as a crime under the Criminal Code Act since 1899.
The fight to decriminalise abortion in Queensland has been going on for 50 years, ending with a 50-41 vote, passing law making abortion legal until 22 weeks.
The law also requires a 150m safe zone around the entrance of clinics to ensure the safety of women entering and exiting the building.
This vote grants women reproductive freedom and control over their own bodies, which is long overdue. Read more