Thursday, November 25, 2010


Cath News report: Pro-life suppporters have been asked to contact their local members, as fears grow that a private member's bill to decriminalise abortion will soon be introduced in the Queensland Parliament, said The Catholic Leader.
Cherish Life Queensland (CLQ) has sent a letter to the state's 89 MPs this week, warning of a possible electoral backlash should such a bill be supported. The group's president, Teresa Martin said concerned constituents could send a "pollie mail" to their politicians through the website.
"Such letters are also automatically copied to Premier (Anna) Bligh," she said.
Ms Martin said the letter to MPs drew on statistics obtained in a survey by independent market research firm Galaxy Research for the Australian Family Association on October 15-17.
"There is no consensus among Queensland voters to change the law on abortion, with 50 percent of the public opposed to decriminalisation and only 48 percent wanting decriminalisation," Ms Martin wrote in the letter to the parliamentarians.
The CLQ letter to the MPs also notes the current law is a defence for doctors and nurses who refuse to co-operate in abortions. The majority of respondents in the Galaxy poll supported "support conscientious objection for doctors and nurses".

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