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Pyne bills withdrawn after LNP votes to block proposed abortion legislation

PRO-life campaigners are claiming victory after the scrapping of Queensland’s controversial abortion bills. Member for Cairns Rob Pyne withdrew his two private member’s bills, which aimed to legalise abortion, a day before the bills were due to be voted on in Parliament on March 1. “It was a victory for common sense,” Cherish Life Queensland president Julie Borger said. “These ... Read More »

Thousands take to Brisbane streets to oppose abortion bills

THOUSANDS of pro-life marchers in Brisbane have piled the pressure on Queensland politicians to oppose a private member’s bill aimed at decriminalising abortion. The people-power, pro-life message at the March for Life was clear – politicians and community leaders marched behind banners proclaiming “people deserve better than abortion”, mothers held babies and pushed strollers, and families delighted in the carnival ... Read More »

Queensland abortion inquiry to improve public knowledge of controversial issue

Julie Borger

  PRO-life advocates giving evidence to the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into legalising abortion have presented a case for mandatory counselling for women considering the procedure. “I believe counselling should be mandatory and it should be independent counselling, not counselling at an abortion clinic,” Australian Christian Lobby state director Wendy Francis said. “It needs to be independent. It needs to give ... Read More »

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