Right to Life has launched a new petition on the CitizenGo.org website
Please join us in signing this petition and standing-up for vulnerable women and importantly the unborn, the weakest and most at risk members of our human community. This petition with your signatures will be sent to the Ministers involved in this legislation, Health, Justice and Women.
Petition to: Minister of Health Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Dear Ministers of Health, Justice and Women,
This petition requests that the House of Representatives;
Retains the existing legislation pertaining to abortion under the Crimes Act 1961 and the Contraception Sterilisation and Abortion Act, 1977.
Recognises that the existing legislation provides vulnerable women with some safeguards which ensure they can give informed consent and that they are able to consider their options when facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Ensure that all health professionals who have conscientious objections, afforded by Section 46 of the CS &A Act 1977, to being involved directly or indirectly in an abortion procedure, maintain their freedom to choose not to participate or facilitate in any way the intentional death of an unborn child.
Dear friends of life please sign this petition asking our government not to decriminalise abortion. Activists have been demanding that abortion be removed from the Crimes Act and made merely a medical matter between a woman and a doctor. Right to Life believes that it is important that we understand why abortion is in the Crimes Act 1961, Section VIII, Crimes against the Person and why it would be a great injustice to women and to the unborn to remove abortion from this statute and to treat abortion purely as a health issue. [Read more…]