This week, news broke that NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was “absolutely” prepared to amend the state's abortion bill to ban gender selective terminations.

This was something of a concession to the Coalition’s more conservative members, although the move has support from Labor leader Jodi McKay and, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, western Sydney Labor MPs. Opponents of the amendment have suggested that it could delay or prevent care for those seeking an abortion.

With the bill set to hit the upper house next week, Crikey looked at the evidence of gender selective abortions in Australia, what impact criminalising the practice has and whether all of this is the bad faith tactic it's accused of being.