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Choose life - Claire van Ryn
· March 27, 2013 11:00 AM
Tasmania's Health Minister Michelle O'Byrne recently introduced legislation to decriminalise abortion in the state, sparking debate from those who support and those who reject the new laws.
In light of this debate, columnist for
newspaper in Tasmania, Claire van Ryn, has published an interesting piece arguing against the proposed laws. She gives a well-reasoned defence for the rights of the unborn and outlines the flaws which exist in the bill.
You can read the article on her blog
Submissions to this bill close on April 5. To find out more and to write a submission, please visit
ACL's Make a Stand campaign page.
Abortion documentary 'The Choice' now available on DVD
· March 18, 2013 11:00 AM
Australian filmmaker Don Parham has released a documentary film on abortion entitled
interviews six individuals - five women and one man - about their own experiences of abortion. It delves into the complex issues surrounding abortion and gives an honest and non-judgmental perspective of the associated difficulties.
to purchase a copy of the DVD, and to watch the TV promotion.
ACL has long advocated to the rights of the unborn. It has recently launched a campaign encouraging Tasmanian residents to lobby their politicians against proposed legislation to decriminalise abortion in the state.
Go to ACL's
Make a Stand campaign page
for more information.
Make a Stand' against abortion in Tasmania
· March 15, 2013 11:00 AM
The Tasmanian Health Minister Michelle O'Byrne has released a draft bill to move abortion out of the Criminal Code, making it equivalent to any other surgical procedure.
The proposed Reproductive Health Bill seeks to follow Victoria's 2008 lead in decriminalising abortion for any reason up until 24 weeks.
The legislation would also effectively criminalise pro-life counselling by imposing significant penalties for doctors and counsellors who are unwilling to refer women to pro-abortion service providers, as well as penalising any kind of protest within 150 metres of an abortion clinic.
Decriminalising abortion could, as has been the case in Victoria, lead to more abortions and in particular more late term abortions.
A recent Galaxy poll of 300 respondents (aged 16-49), commissioned by
, found that Tasmanians are opposed (73%) to late-term abortions (after 20 weeks), when the child has mild disabilities (59%), for the purposes of sex selection (92%), when continuing a pregnancy would cause financial hardship (66%), affect the mother's career (79%), or when parents feel they have enough children (63%)
We encourage you to get on board with ACL's 'Make a Stand' campaign against abortion in Tasmania by
writing a submission
Submissions can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, mail your submission to:
Population Health Equity
GPO Box 125, Hobart TAS 7001
Submissions are due by
5pm Friday 5 April 2013 (an extension on previous submission date of 22/3/13).
ACL's 'Make a Stand' campaign page
for more information on what you can say in your submission, and for more resources.
Tasmanians opposed to abortion
, March 15, 2013, Media Release,
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