LABOR HAS LEGALISED ABORTION UP TO BIRTH FOR ANY REASON

The Queensland Labor Government legalised abortion up to birth for any reason in 2018 via the extreme Termination of Pregnancy Act (2018).

When these laws passed on 17 October, 2018, by 50 votes to 41 votes, Labor MPs celebrated. Please see below video.



Find out how your MP voted by clicking here.


Queensland's abortion laws are particularly brutal. Aspects include:

Full-term abortion is legal

Even a healthy late-term baby of a healthy mother can be aborted in Queensland.
(But only 5% of Queenslanders agree with abortion right up to birth)*



Babies born alive in failed abortions are left to die

(But only 10% of Queenslanders think babies born alive in failed abortions should be left to die)*



Sex-selective abortion is legal

This brutal practice nearly always discriminates against female babies.
(But 83% of Queenslanders are opposed to sex-selective abortion)*



Anti-woman abortion laws

Women considering abortion have no practical supports like the offer of counselling and no checks against abortion coercion.
(But 88% of Queenslanders think women considering abortion should be offered counseling)*



Doctors' rights ignored

Doctors with a conscientious objection to abortion are forced to refer for abortion against their own conscience.
(But 74% of Queenslanders agree with a doctor's right to a full conscientious objection to abortion)*



* QUEENSLANDERS' VIEWS ON ABORTION



EXTREME & UNNECESSARY

Prior to the law change there were already around 14,000 abortions a year in Queensland, so there was no "need" to change the law for "accessibility to abortion". Instead, Labor's laws ushered in some of the most dangerous and extreme abortion-to-birth laws in the world - which removed all legal protection from unborn human beings (even full term babies), and did nothing to support or protect pregnant women and girls who may be in vulnerable situations.

At the time of the debate, in October 2018, the Labor Government even voted against amendments which included:



WHAT CAN BE DONE?

While the Queensland Labor Government, with the support of Greens, is strongly to committed to open slather abortion laws, the Liberal National Party, Katter's Australian Party and One Nation Party have all commited to review these extreme laws. So there's hope.
Here's what they propose:

LNP proof
KAP proof
ONP proof



So please, this election:




MEDIA REFERENCES

Abortion Legislation Announcement, ABC Report, 16 July 2018



Discussion of Labor's full term abortion Bill, Channel 7, 17 August, 2018



Rally against Abortion Laws, 1 September, 2018




Labor's Abortion Bill is ideology dressed up as health care:
The Courier Mail, 15 October, 2018


Passing of the Abortion Bill, 17 October, 2018




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