Abortion - Queensland and NSW
The decriminalisation of abortion in Queensland and NSW is being proposed by the Greens and pro-abortion groups... we need to be equally active in asking those MPs not to support the decriminalisation of abortion.
During 2009 the Greens started running a campaign to decriminalise abortion in NSW.
She said "If the government fails to act then the Greens are committed to introducing our own reform bill."
As part of their ongoing campaign, the Greens held a Public Forum at the NSW Parliament on May 1, 2009.
Details: Greens Campaign Overview
To find out more about the abortion law in NSW, read this 2005 NSW Parliamentary Library Briefing Paper, "Abortion and the law in NSW".
Pro-abortion group Children by Choice has launched a campaign calling on Anna Bligh's Labor Government to decriminalise abortion. They cited the recent prosecution of a young Cairns woman who imported and used an abortion drug as a reason for decriminalising abortion.
Caroline de Costa, a Cairns gynaecologist who imports the abortion drug RU 486, is also calling on the government to decriminalise abortion. See ABC report.
She has announced she will not continue using the abortion drug RU 486 because of fear of prosecution.
Update October 2010:
Premier Anna Bligh has said that her government will not introduce a Bill to legalise abortion - but that, if a private member's Bill is introduced she would support the Bill.
If you live in NSW or Qld, please contact your MPs.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 21 October 2010 15:10|