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Abortion has been decriminalised across Australia after the last remaining state where it was illegal, New South Wales voted to reform its laws.

The bill passed overturns a 119-year-old law which has been criticised by opponents as archaic.

The legislation generated weeks of heated debate and deeply divided the state’s conservative government.

Previously, abortions were possible in New South Wales only if a doctor deemed there was “serious risk” to a woman’s health.

The law makes it legal for terminations to be conducted up to 22 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy or later if two doctors agree.

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