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Abortion legislation

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

K Francis
PO Box 3446

Total Signatures - 5343

Sponsoring Member: Aiden McLindon MP

Posting Date: 23/03/2010

Tabled Date: 23/03/2010

Responded By: Hon Cameron Dick MP on 23/04/2010

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House that currently in Queensland some 15,000 unborn babies per year suffer from deadly violence in utero, in that they are subjected to abortion procedures. These abortions directly contravene Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states: 'Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person'. Babies aborted after 20 weeks gestation are furthermore discriminated against by not being recognised with birth/death certificates, or being accorded decent burial rites as is the case with stillborn babies of similar age.Your petitioners therefore request the House to legislate to provide:(a) adequate support for women and families, including pregnancy counselling services so as to reduce the demand for abortion; (b) a minimum 7 day 'cooling off' period after any abortion is decided upon; (c) application of the current law on abortion and child destruction, especially focusing on late-term abortions after 20 weeks gestation;(d) a declaration that, under Queensland law, Article 3 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights covers unborn babies and their right to life, liberty and security of person; and (e) appropriate adoption, foster care services and other approaches to the care and support of unwanted babies.