The following article is from the LifeSiteNews.com website and is by their Australian correspondent Andrew Smith published March 1, 2017.
Right to Life comments that the States of Victoria and Tasmania already have ‘150 m no-go zones’ barring those who wish to protest against abortion around abortion mills. It is heartening to see Queensland pushing back on the culture of death agenda. The conscience rights of doctors to not refer for abortions were also stripped away by 2008 legislation in Victoria.
Independent MP Rob Pyne withdrew his two abortion bills just a day before they faced certain defeat in the Queensland Parliament.
The bills were designed to remove abortion from the criminal code, install 50-metre “protected area” zones prohibiting peaceful assembly near abortion clinics, and force doctors and nursing staff to perform deemed ‘emergency abortions’ regardless of any conscientious objections.
This is the first time that a bill advancing the availability of abortion has been defeated in Australia.