To the Legislative Assembly of Victoria:
The petition of the undersigned residents of Victoria draws to the attention of the house the long overdue need to review the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 which did away with all legal protection for babies in the womb even right up to birth. After 24 weeks a baby may be aborted (killed) if two doctors ‘agree’ it is ‘appropriate’.
This law is a blight on Victoria, a betrayal of the medical profession and health workers. It contravenes irrefutable expanding scientific evidence that babies in the womb are real people; hence the law should protect all unborn children from conception until natural death, thereby respecting all human life.
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Assembly of Victoria review the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008.
By Mr NORTHE (Morwell) (571 signatures).
Ordered that petition presented by honourable member for Gippsland East be considered next day on motion of Mr T. BULL (Gippsland East).