Bay of Plenty MPs have revealed how they will cast their vote on the abortion law reform bill announced by the Government this week.

Justice Minister Andrew Little announced on Monday details of a long-awaited bill aimed at decriminalising abortion - the first major reform in more than four decades.

Under the new law, the decision on whether to get an abortion will be up to the woman, in consultation with her doctor, until 20 weeks' pregnant.

After that, the person performing the procedure will have to "reasonably believe the abortion is appropriate with regard to the pregnant woman's physical

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