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Legislate

To enact laws or pass resolutions by the lawmaking process, in contrast to law that is derived from principles espoused by courts in decisions.

legislate

verb authorize, codify, constituere, create by law, decree, dictate, effect, enact, enact laws, establish, establish by law, exercise the function of legislation, institute, leges facere, make into law, make laws, make legal, order, originate, pass, pass laws, prescribe laws, put in force, rule, sanction, scribere, vote in
See also: approve, authorize, constitute, enact, establish, govern, legalize, mandamus, pass

legislate

see LEGISLATION.
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And in that sense, I think it can be only a fair reading that it does legislate for.
The Bill aims to legislate for the X case judgment from the Supreme Court, which found abortion is legal if there is a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother, including the threat of suicide.
This policy effectively legislates how family-planning organizations in other countries may spend their own money, treat their patients and lobby their governments regarding women's reproductive health-even in countries where abortion is legal.