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Mark Latham warns gender selection abortion could be here to stay

Mark Latham says he is sceptical an amendment to ban gender selection abortions will be added to the abortion bill as NSW Parliament debates the changes.

Amendments to the controversial bill are being debated in the Upper House after Liberal MPs backed down from a leadership spill.

Several MPs are demanding gender selection abortions be banned as well as the addition of stronger protections against late-term abortions and medical mistake abortions.

Mr Latham tells Ben Fordham while Premier Gladys Berejiklian is open to banning gender abortions he doubts the key amendments will pass the Upper House.

“Those four key amendments which have been the main source of contention I think is unlikely that they will be carried.

“I don’t think we’ll be changing it in line with the wishes of the Premier on gender selection abortion.”

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