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OPINION: Women's rights may outweigh Zoe's Law

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Kcasey McLoughlin discusses Zoe's Law and its possible implications for women's rights

The perceived threat is that Zoe's Law would have women's right to access abortion services endangered. The fear is an unborn child's value would trump a women's right to abort a possible future child. However, it looks like protecting women's rights has outweighed the benefits Zoe's Law wanted to achieve.

Zoe's Law proposed that a foetus more than 20 weeks old, or weighing more than 400 grams, would be regarded as a person when it came to charges of grievous bodily harm.

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