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Tabled Paper Details

Opposition to abortion law reform bills

Document Type Petition
Parliamentary session 561
Registration Number 2437
Date tabled 10/05/2017
Tabled/Received by Donnelly, Mr
Minute Page 1589
Petition Prayer Stating 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 protec