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Say no to the most dangerous abortion laws in the world

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Wendy Francis
PO Box 6347

Total Signatures - 23869

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 11/05/2016

Closing Date: 23/05/2016

Tabled Date: 24/05/2016

Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 23/06/2016

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House our opposition to the most dangerous abortion laws in the world outlined in the Abortion Law Reform Amendment Bill 2016 tabled on 10 May 2016 by Cairns MP Rob Pyne which allows abortion for any reason, up to birth, without any safeguards for either mother or baby, including babies viable outside the womb who will be allowed to be killed for no medical reason.


With improved medical science and ultrasound technology, we know the child in the womb is human, feels pain, and therefore dismemberment and poisoning of an unborn child is barbaric. It is misleading to say abortions cannot be carried out under the current Queensland law, since around 10,000 per year are performed and no person has ever been convicted under the law.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to:

  • honour their pre-election pledges to the people of Queensland stating publicly that they would not weaken our current abortion laws
  • respect the health and rights of women and the unborn to be protected
  • reject this irresponsible bill which removes all safeguards for women and unborn babies.