MEDIA ANNOUNCEMENT – New Abortion Bill is a Threat to Life and Liberty

30 July 2019

2.3 MINS

 

The Rev. The Hon. Fred Nile MLC ED., L.Th.,

Member of the Legislative Council

Deputy Chair, Privileges Committee

Parliamentary Leader, Christian Democratic Party

Parliament House, Macquarie Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

MEDIA RELEASE

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL 2019

For immediate circulation

Rev Fred Nile MLC makes the following comments in relation to the introduction of the cosponsored “Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019” in the Legislative Assembly:

· “The latest attempt to legalise abortion in NSW illustrates the moral bankruptcy of the state’s political leadership.”

· “Neither the state nor federal government campaigned on abortion in this year’s elections; the concerted effort to push this bill through the lower house therefore shows that this is an elite agenda being pushed by politicians on the people of NSW.”

· “I don’t understand why the government cannot find time to allow debate on some private members’ bills, such as my bill to guarantee religious liberty which was called for by the federal Ruddock Review, but others, such as this abortion bill, are afforded time in Parliament.”

· “Abortion is a controversial and divisive issue because the public is almost never fully informed about what is really at stake. Yet reckless bills such as these are pushed through our legislature. Is this what the people of New South Wales voted for?”

· “This bill will force a conscientious objector to refer a women who thinks she wants an abortion to a provider who is willing to abort the child. The bill effectively forces a conscientious objector to participate in the abortion by making the referral mandatory.”

· “The bill goes far beyond liberalising access to abortion. It actively undermines the freedom of conscience of medical practitioners. It is a tyrannical piece of legislation that enforces secular morality on everyone. This is not the kind of law that should be passed in a free and democratic society.”

Members of the public who are concerned about the impact this law will have are encouraged to contact the co-sponsors of the bill at their electoral addresses:

Hon. Shelley Hancock

1/57 Plunkett Street
NOWRA NSW 2541

(02) 4421 0222

(02) 4422 1180

southcoast@parliament.nsw.gov.au

 

Trish Doyle MP

132 Macquarie Road
SPRINGWOOD NSW 2777

(02) 4751 3298

(02) 4751 1245

bluemountains@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Hon Brad Hazzard

Shop 3 637-641 Pittwater Road
DEE WHY NSW 2099

(02) 9981 1111

(02) 9981 5059

wakehurst@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Ryan Park MP

Shops 2 and 3
247 Princes Highway
CORRIMAL NSW 2518

(02) 4285 1588

(02) 4285 1858

keira@parliament.nsw.gov.au

 

Jenny Leong MP

383 King Street
NEWTOWN NSW 2042

(02) 9517 2800

(02) 9517 2200

newtown@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Hon Leslie Williams

Suite 6
27 Grant Street
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444

(02) 6584 0977

(02) 6584 0978

portmacquarie@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Hon Penny Sharpe

Parliament House
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

(02) 9230 2741

(02) 9230 2589

penny.sharpe@parliament.nsw.gov.au

 

Alex Greenwich MP

Ground Floor
21 Oxford Street
DARLINGHURST NSW 2010

(02) 9267 5999

(02) 9267 5955

sydney@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Hon Trevor Khan

Parliament House
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

(02) 9230 3491

(02) 9230 3502

trevor.khan@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Hon Abigail Boyd

Parliament House
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

(02) 9230 3676

abigail.boyd@parliament.nsw.gov.au

 

Jo Haylen MP

299-301 Marrickville Road
MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204

(02) 9572 5900

(02) 9572 6414

summerhill@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Jenny Aitchison MP

2/12 Elgin Street
MAITLAND NSW 2320

(02) 4933 1617

(02) 4933 4782

maitland@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Felicity Wilson MP

Suite 3, 40 Yeo Street
NEUTRAL BAY NSW 2089

(02) 9909 2594

(02) 9909 2654

northshore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Greg Piper MP

92 Victory Parade
TORONTO NSW 2283

(02) 4959 3200

(02) 4950 4076

lakemacquarie@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Hon Emma Hurst

Parliament House
Macquarie Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000

(02) 9230 3462

emma.hurst@parliament.nsw.gov.au

 

 

END

Media inquiries:

The Rev. The Hon. Fred Nile MLC, (02) 9230 2478 29 July 2019

 

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One Comment

  1. Alan Panambalana 14 August 2019 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    We did not vote you in to Destroy innocent lives of Children!

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