YNOT Submission to Reproductive Health Bill

Date: Fri, 09/08/2013

The Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) makes this following submission in support of the proposed legislative changes initiated by Health Minister, Michelle O’Byrne, in March of 2013 to remove termination from the Criminal Code Act 1924 and enact the Reproductive Health (Access to Termination) Bill 2013.  There have been advancements in the medical profession and societal acceptance regarding a woman’s right to make informed choices about her body.  YNOT believes that up until now legislation has not changed to ensure congruency between law and contemporary social values.  Therefore, YNOT gives full support to the enactment of the Reproductive Health (Access to Termination) Bill 2013 and feels that such a change is long overdue. 

YNOT is the peak body for the non government youth sector in Tasmania.  YNOT represents the interests of its members and the interests of young people (aged 12-25) in Tasmania.  YNOT aims to represent these interests by collaboration and involvement of both young people and service providers in identifying and responding to issues that are affecting the youth sector in Tasmania.