South Australian politicians to decide on extreme abortion law changes soon

Action alert - South Australia

For our South Australian supporters, please contact your Members of the Legislative Council in South Australia urgently.

Tammy Franks MLC (Greens) has introduced the Statutes Amendment (Abortion Law Reform) Bill 2018 to be debated on Wednesday 27 February 2019. Abortion is already available up to 7 months in South Australia.

The bill proposes that abortion:


  • Will be allowed until birth with no reason required. They will not have to be performed in hospitals or by doctors.
  • There will be exclusion zones that will give police extreme powers over those who DO NO HARM. This is totally unjust, unnecessary and unsafe.

In Victoria, abortion has been deregulated since 2008 – over 10 years - with no restrictions whatsoever (with passage of Abortion Law Reform Act 2008).

Since 2008 the numbers of late term abortions have skyrocketed - 358 late term abortions in 2013 including one baby aborted at 37+ weeks for maternal psychosocial reasons. Babies are aborted live and left to die – 33 in 2016, 53 in 2012! Source

Please write to all MLCs, using the address: "Parliament House North Terrace, South Australia 5000" and ask that they reject the abortion bill. See the below table.

If unable to write, please email or phone your MLCs.

You may wish to hand deliver the letters to Parliament House (enveloped separately) to avoid postage costs.

Name PartyPhoneEmail
Hon Connie BonarosSA-Best08 8237
Hon Emily BourkeAustralian Labor Party08 8237
Hon John DarleyIndependent08 8237
Hon John DawkinsLiberal Party1800 182
Hon Tammy FranksGreens SA08 8237
Hon Justin HansonAustralian Labor Party08 8237
Hon Dennis HoodLiberal Party08 8237
Hon Ian HunterAustralian Labor Party08 8237
Hon Jing LeeLiberal Party08 8237
Hon Michelle LensinkLiberal Party08 8237
Hon Rob LucasLiberal Party08 8237
Hon Kyam MaherAustralian Labor Party08 8237
Hon Andrew McLachlan CSCLiberal Party08 8237
Hon Tung NgoAustralian Labor Party08 8237
Hon Frank PangalloSA-Best08 8237
Hon Mark ParnellGreens SA08 8237
Hon Irene PnevmatikosAustralian Labor Party08 8237
Hon David RidgwayLiberal Party08 8237
Hon Clare ScrivenAustralian Labor Party08 8237
Hon Terry StephensLiberal Party08 8237
Hon Stephen WadeLiberal Party08 8237
Hon Russell WortleyAustralian Labor Party08 8237

You may also wish to watch this YouTube video containing an interview with pro-life politician Ann Bressington, who was a member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 2006 to 2014. At the 6 minute 30 second mark of the video, she discusses Babies Born Alive in South Australia, specifically babies thrown into a kidney dish and wheeled into a freezer to die.

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