The election loss for the one-term Liberal Party in South Australia has delivered a clear message to parties and MPs that SA voters want abortion to birth restricted.
The Parliament has a mandate to do this.
The Australian Christian Lobby’s campaign in the SA election highlighted SA’s recent abortion to birth legislation which was pushed through against the wishes of the majority of South Australians by the Liberal Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Vicki Chapman with the support of the Premier Stephen Marshall.
ACL’s SA Director Christopher Brohier said, “ACL told MPs before they voted on the bill that if abortion to birth legislation was passed, the ACL would remind people from that time to the election, how MPs voted. With the support of thousands of supporters, we did that.
“From soon after the passing of the Bill in February 2021, to election day, we held forums across the state, made around 20,000 phone calls, direct mailed marginal seats, letterboxed about 100,000 flyers, put up corflutes and advertised on social media. The results speak for themselves.”
With the Federal election less than nine weeks away, ACL has urged both major parties to take note of the SA election result.
Family-focused Australians are shifting away from voting for parties, to voting for the candidate who shares their values. ACL will ask the questions their supporters want answers for and share the results far and wide.
ACL calls on the SA parliament to move quickly to restrict late-term abortion.