New South Wales (NSW), has after many years decriminalised abortion making it the last state to legalise termination across Australia.
New South Wales, voted to reform its laws and the bill was finally passed on Thursday.
The legislation had generated weeks of heated debate and deeply divided the state’s conservative government.
Abortions were previously 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.