By Jim O’Rourke, Townsville bureau
In October 2018 every Labor Member of the Queensland Parliament passed the Termination of Pregnancy bill which allows a health practitioner to abort a foetus over 22 weeks old.
The legislation allows a late term foetus to be terminated until birth at 36 weeks. Aborting this living child amounts to decriminalised murder.
Introducing the bill, the Attorney General Yvette D’Ath told parliament the bill decriminalised abortion and removed the offence of killing an unborn child from the Criminal Code.
Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018
6 Termination by medical practitioner after 22 weeks
(1) A medical practitioner may perform a termination on a woman who is more than 22 weeks pregnant if— (a) the medical practitioner considers that, in all the circumstances, the termination should be performed; and (b) the medical practitioner has consulted with another medical practitioner who also considers that, in all the circumstances, the termination should be performed.
(2) In considering whether a termination should be performed on a woman, a medical practitioner must consider— (a) all relevant medical circumstances; and (b) the woman’s current and future physical, psychological and social circumstances; and (c) the professional standards and guidelines that apply to the medical practitioner in relation to the performance of the termination
This legislation horrified the Christian community and the Catholic church railed against the Labor Party for introducing baby killing laws.
Not only did all Labor Party MP’s vote for this abomination, so did three LNP members, Jan Stuckey (since resigned), Steve Minnikin, Tim Nicholls, the only Greens member Michael Berkman and the sole independent Sandy Bolton.
The majority of the LNP and the three Katters Members voted against it.
Cairnsnews was told at the time this bill passed into legislation, at an ‘abortion bill’ celebration held in a hotel by some Labor members after parliament, an obviously intoxicated Deputy Premier Jackie Trad danced on a table top with a bottle of alcohol.
The Labor Party’s baby killing laws will be their Achilles heel come the state election on October 31.
Labor members who voted for this bill:
This is an extract from Hansard on October 17, 2018 which records the Ayes and Noes in favour of this revolting, Satanic bill.
It is time to flush out the child traffickers and Satanists from all Australian parliaments. It starts at the top.