I just want to start by saying a huge THANK YOU to all those people who have already written a submission to the Tasmanian government’s dismaying abortion bill. Some of you have posted those letters here on this blog, to help others frame their own response – thank you also. For those who have not written a submission…
IT’S NOT TOO LATE!
The initial consultation period was extended to April 5. Your letter doesn’t have to be long-winded, spouting figures and quotes and evidence. Put it simply, succinctly – just say respectfully what you think of the bill and why.
Here are the links again:
To view the draft Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill 2013, click here.
To view the information paper on the above bill, click here.
To read an article about the flaws in this bill, click here.
To get informed about abortion, click here.
And, most importantly, to tell our government what you think about this disastrous legislation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a hard copy letter to GPO Box 125 Hobart, TAS, 7001.
If you’re still feeling like you need to do something more to speak up for the unborn and the hurting mothers out there, here’s the details of something else you might like to consider being involved in:
Wednesday March 27 (tomorrow), 11-11:30am
Outside Health Minister Michelle O’Byrne’s office,
St John Street, Launceston (cnr Cameron St)
Note that this event is not affiliated with any church or pro-life group, it was simply arranged by a concerned woman. Eighty people attended last week – hopefully many more this week. This is a peaceful, silent protest – bring signs and banners but zip your lips, pray quietly, and your presence will send a strong message.
Thanks again – I have been so buoyed to see so many speaking up, taking action against this horrible legislation. Be encouraged – you ARE making a difference.