The Australian Christian Lobby today calls on the government to reopen maternity care services in rural Queensland. 

The comments were made after 150 people marched through the central QLD town of Theodore to demand the return of local maternity services.   

Wendy Francis, ACL state director said, “Already over 40 maternity services have closed in rural Queensland over the last 20 years. Giving fewer birth choices for women in central Queensland, and making it harder to birth a baby in the bush safely.  

“This not a new concern for people in rural and regional Australia, and the issue has already been raised with the Federal Government earlier this year.  

“Instead of giving women in rural Queensland what they want - options to give birth safely in their hometowns, Jackie Trad and Labor are proposing radical abortion legislation,” commented Mrs Francis.   

The Australia Christian Lobby urges the government to provide women with more maternity services in rural Queensland.