Public meetings are being held in South Australia to bring attention to proposed changes to existing abortion laws in the state, including legalising abortion up to birth. Source: The Southern Cross.
Nearly 80 people recently attended a public meeting in Minlaton where presenters outlined impending changes to the law. This followed a similar meeting convened in Wallaroo by Yorke Peninsula parishioner Bob Meaney. Fellow parishioners Michael and Celia Babbage and other concerned citizens organised the Minlaton meeting and similar events are planned for Port Pirie, Clare, Berri and Murray Bridge.
Presenters included Christopher Brohier from the Australian Christian Lobby, Amanda Brohier, Adelaide GP Dr Toni Turnbull, Juli Sharpe from Genesis Pregnancy Support and Jodie Pickard from Love Adelaide. Andrea and Neil Loughhead also shared their story of adoption as an option.
Mr Babbage said the aim of the gatherings was to provide information and to motivate South Australians to contact their member of Parliament to voice their opinion on this issue.
“The presenters spoke about the fact that abortion was often offered as the only option in regard to an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy,” Mr Babbage said.
“There are over 4000 abortion procedures carried out each year in SA alone. Meanwhile, people seeking to adopt a child are on very long waiting lists due to the lack of children available for adoption.”
Legislation to reform the current abortion legislation is expected to be introduced by Attorney-General Vickie Chapman within weeks.
Meetings held on abortion law changes (The Southern Cross)