Hundreds of late-term babies are born alive in failed abortions every year.
These babies are not considered human beings because they’re unwanted. They have no right to life, despite having a beating heart and a fully developed body.
After birth, they are set aside and left to die. Their suffering may last for hours. Yet they are intentionally denied pain relief and life-saving care.
These babies are not treated as children, but as medical waste.
Every child is a unique, valuable, human being – even in the womb.
But every year, hundreds of late-term babies are born alive in failed abortions and they are intentionally denied pain relief or life-saving care.
This is a horrifying and shameful human rights abuse.
These are Australian children – not medical waste – and they deserve the same protection as every other child under Australian law.
I respectfully call on you to pass the Human Rights Born Alive Bill, so that babies born alive in abortions are given pain relief and life-saving care.
This is the very least they deserve.
To our nation’s shame, 724 babies in Queensland and Victoria died this way between 2010-2020 and hundreds more in other Australian states and territories.
Senators Canavan, Antic and Babet want to stop this systemic, barbaric treatment of Australian babies through their Born Alive Bill.