Right to Life Australia Opposes Labor Election Pledge to Expand Abortion Nationally

Right to Life Australia stands firmly opposed to Labor’s election promise to expand abortion nationally by linking hospital funding to abortion services,

reviewing Medicare rebates associated with abortions to increase access, establishing a new national telephone service to refer women directly to abortion clinics, and to push for the decriminalisation of abortion in NSW. 

Right to Life Australia opposes the election of the federal Labor party who have proposed this life-threatening policy. Furthermore, we are appalled that, in announcing this commitment, abortion has been compared to procedures like broken bones and hip replacements by Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek.

This pledge is worth millions of dollars – money which would be better spent on providing genuine support to women facing crisis pregnancies, many of whom are quickly diverted to abortion services with no real choice being offered.

Quotes attributed to Margaret Tighe:

I have spent decades fighting against abortion in this country but never has it been so important to defend the rights of the unborn. The Labor party simply cannot be voted in at the next election – lives are at stake.

Quotes attributed to Dr Rachel Carling:

Labor’s election pledge to expand abortion nationally is a united and unprecedented attack on the rights of the unborn. I stand in the gap for vulnerable mothers and their babies whose lives are at risk if the Labor party wins the next election.

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Margaret Tighe

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Dr Rachel Carling


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The Right to Life Australia Inc. defends the right to life of all human beings from conception until natural death. We lobby government for legal protection of the most vulnerable in society – the unborn baby, elderly, sick and those with disabilities. Right to Life Australia provides free counselling to women facing crisis pregnancies.  We are non-party political and non-denominational.

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