The Queensland Labor Government is currently pushing to allow nurses and midwives to prescribe MS-2-Step abortion pills.
Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) Queensland Director, Rob Norman said, “Very concerning Medicare data reveals that Queensland is already THE abortion state.
“Despite Queensland accounting for only 20.4% of the nation’s population, in the period, July 2022- June 2023, Queensland women were prescribed 44% of Australia’s MS-2-Step abortion pills.
“17,343 of the nation’s 39,190 medical abortions are already heart-breaking statistics. The Queensland Government’s push to increase access to medical abortions will only serve to boost these already alarming numbers even further.”
Mr. Norman said, “We know that Queensland’s maternity services are facing a crisis point. What real choices do Queensland women have if the only solution offered in hard times is abortion? What supports are being offered to pregnant women who face an unplanned pregnancy? What is being done for women in Domestic Violence situations who are coerced into an abortion by an abusive partner?
“The Medicare statistics and the many questions they raise deserve an inquiry into Queensland’s abortion culture”.
The ACL calls upon the Queensland Health Minister to abandon her irresponsible ‘Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2023’ and commission a full inquiry to understand why Queensland’s abortion statistics are so high.