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Opposition to abortion law reform bills

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Tracking of Petitions with 500 or more Signatures
Petition Category10,000+
Number Of Citizens56558
Presented ByDonnelly, Greg
Petition StatusNA
Registration Number/Qualifier2437
Petition RequestStating strong opposition to the Abortion Law Reform (Miscellaneous Acts Amendment) Bill 2016 and the Summary Offences Amendment (Safe Access to Reproductive Health Clinics) Bill 2017, stating that the Abortion Law Reform (Miscellaneous Acts Amendment) Bill 2016, by repealing all laws punishing unlawful abortion, increases potential dangers to women by removing restrictions against unqualified persons performing an abortion including self-administered abortions, that the bill allows the abortion of viable babies right up until birth without restriction, that the bill fails to include safeguards to ensure women give fully informed consent and that the bill overrides any professional or conscientious objection that practitioners may have to abortion, that the bill disregards the reality that many women have abortions as a result of pressure, coercion, lack of support or domestic violence from others, particularly their male partners, that the bill removes protections for the health of women, that both bills limit freedom of speech and freedom of assembly for New South Wales residents, and that both bills ignore the reality that women readily access abortion in New South Wales with between 25,000 and 35,000 abortions per year in this state, and requesting that the House unanimously oppose the Abortion Law Reform (Miscellaneous Acts Amendment) Bill 2016 and the Summary Offences Amendment (Safe Access to Reproductive Health Clinics) Bill 2017.