Submissions close on Friday to the proposed changes to Tasmania’s abortion legislation. The so called Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill, 2013, has stirred lively discussion lately – and so it should. People are talking about when life begins. About our right to conscientious objection on such topics. About methods of termination. About the level of support available to expectant mothers. About removing red tape around adoption.
The bill is frightening in that it not only seeks to allow unfettered access to abortion up to 24 weeks, and with two doctors’ sign-off up to 40 weeks (full term), but it also seeks to muzzle objection and limit a woman’s access to alternatives – choice! Read more about that here and here.
If you haven’t already done so, please write a submission, however brief, and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or GPO Box 125 Hobart, TAS, 7001. For more info on the bill and some points you might like to include in your submission, check out this post.
There are other ways you can put action to your conviction too.
Also, a silent protest in Hobart:
– Gather outside the museum on Macquarie St, 12pm Friday April 5.
– Walk silently to the gardens at the Parliament House steps until 1pm.
– Bring signs/placards.
Note: this protest is not affiliated with any church, political party, pro-life group or other. Just organised by ordinary voters who feel strongly against the proposed abortion legislation.
Further, if you’re a resident of Tasmania you can sign this e-petition opposing late term abortion, and the Make A Stand website has a great little doovalacky that let’s you fire off your thoughts to all the right politicians.
Thanks folks – you’re gems!