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Jackie Trad’s abortion bill could be unconstitutional

Jackie Trad’s radical abortion bill is likely to be in breach of the constitution, according to Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Queensland, Nicholas Aroney. 

In his submission to the Health Committee and also in his address during the public hearings, Professor Aroney highlighted the fact that Jackie Trad’s bill and its consideration of the “constitutionality of the safe zone access provisions… is with all due respect, incomplete and inadequate.”  

“In light of this information there is a real concern that the bill could be unconstitutional due to it obstructing with the right of demonstrators to protest,” said Wendy Francis, Australian Christian Lobby state director. 

“Greater consideration needs to be made in order to ensure that this bill does not infringe upon the rights of individuals that are granted in the Australian Constitution.” 

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