The Queensland Government is proposing some of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.
The Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018, to be introduced in coming weeks for debate in October, would:
- Allow abortion for any reason up until 22 weeks of pregnancy, including sex-selective abortions;
- Allow abortion from 22 weeks right up to birth, provided the consulting doctor gets concurrence from a colleague (even over the phone);
- Force medical professionals with conscientious objection to abortion to refer patients to professionals with no such objection – that is, the conscientious objector is compelled to be part of the process; and
- Create “safe access zones” (150 metre radius) around abortion clinics banning any conduct that “relates to terminations or could reasonably be perceived as relating to terminations”. This might include anything from prayer to offers of practical support to vulnerable women and couples. The maximum penalties will be a $2611 fine or one year in jail.
Help us stop this nefarious bill today by sending a clear message to Queensland legislators.
Wherever you are in Australia, simply fill out the form to email key leaders in the Queensland Government.
No holds barred abortion, doctors forced to be a part of the process, and those who wish to help vulnerable women facing up to a year in jail for doing so…
Is this what Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk means when she says that “Queensland’s laws must be brought into the 21st Century”?
There’s a reason a near-identical legislation failed to gain the support of Queensland’s Parliament before the last state election. This new bill is even worse – and it needs to be rejected too!
Tell Queensland MPs this legislation is unacceptable!
Thank you for standing up for Queensland’s unborn children.
Note: emails from outside of Queensland will be sent to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad and Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath.
If you live in Queensland, your email will be sent to the above PLUS your local state MP.