Action alert: abortion bill in South Australia, contact your representatives now!

The Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020 is currently being debated in the South Australian Legislative Council (Upper House).

This bill will now allow abortion up to birth in South Australia.

If the bill passes the Legislative Council it will then move to the House of Assembly for a final vote.

We need your help to contact your 22 Legislative Council (Upper House) MPs and your one House of Assembly (lower house) MP.

We realise that the COVID-19 situation in South Australia will be on all of your minds. There will probably be delays in Australia Post mail service. It is best to telephone your MPs offices or send an email.

Abortion law in South Australia already allows women to seek an abortion with some restrictions.

However, this bill seeks to ease abortion restrictions even further:

  1. There will be no restriction on abortion up to 22 weeks 6 days gestation.
  2. After that point, two medical practitioners will approve approving that the abortion termination if is medically ‘appropriate’ - this means abortion to birth!
  3. Social and psychological considerations are to be considered – so many reasons are acceptable.
  4. Any other registered health practitioner will be able to prescribe abortion drugs eg RU486.

The bill is expected to be debated next week, so we need your help to call or email your MPs. Please see their contact details below.

If writing an email to your MP, we ask you to begin the email with the following line:

I am writing as a resident of [Suburb], South Australia, regarding the Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2020 that will legalise abortion up to birth.

Some points you may wish to include in an email:

  • This bill removes all legal protections for the unborn child.
  • Abortion is not a “medical procedure’. It ends the life of a living unborn human being.
  • This bill is a form of lethal discrimination - there is lavish care, quite properly given to babies in our neonatal units - yet under this bill those same babies are able to be aborted.
  • A bill which allows for babies to be aborted because of social ‘circumstances’ is unacceptable -we are supposedly a civilised society.
  • A government should be providing all the support it can to mothers in difficult circumstances, not disposing of South Australian children of the future.

List of House of Assembly (lower house) MPs - contact your one member (if you don't know your electorate, check here)

Member nameDistrictPartyEmail addressTelephone
Basham, Hon David Keith BernardFinnissLiberalfinniss@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8552 2152
Bedford, Ms Frances EllenFloreyIndependentflorey@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8263 2666
Bell, Mr Troy StephenMount GambierIndependentmtgambier@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8724 9944
Bettison, Hon Zoe LeeRamsayALPramsay@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8258 0480
Bignell, Hon Leon William KennedyMawsonALPmawson@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8553 2974 (Kangaroo Island) / 08 8556 5722 (Aldinga Beach)
Boyer, Mr Blair IngramWrightALPwright@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8250 8317
Brock, Hon Geoffrey Graeme (Geoff)FromeIndependentfrome@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8633 1210
Brown, Mr Michael EdisonPlayfordALPplayford@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8263 3777
Chapman, Hon Vickie AnnBraggLiberalbragg@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8332 4799
Close, Dr Susan ElizabethPort AdelaideALPptadelaide@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8241 0300
Cook, Ms Natalie Fleur (Nat)Hurtle ValeALPhurtlevale@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8325 0719
Cowdrey OAM, Mr Matthew John (Matt)ColtonLiberalcolton@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8353 1111
Cregan, Mr Daniel Roy (Dan)KavelLiberalkavel@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8391 5599
Duluk, Mr Samuel John (Sam)WaiteIndependentwaite@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8278 5844
Ellis, Mr Fraser JohnNarunggaLiberalnarungga@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8832 2455
Gardner, Hon John Anthony WilliamMorialtaLiberalmorialta@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8365 4224
Gee, Mr Jonathan Peter (Jon)TaylorALPtaylor@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8254 1023
Harvey, Dr Richard ManuelNewlandLiberalnewland@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8264 4482
Hildyard, Ms Katrine AnneReynellALPreynell@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8382 0409
Hughes, Mr Edward Joseph (Eddie)GilesALPgiles@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8645 7800
Knoll, Mr Stephan KarlSchubertLiberalschubert@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8563 3636
Koutsantonis, Hon Anastasious (Tom)West TorrensALPwesttorrens@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8234 0777
Luethen, Ms Paula MariaKingLiberalking@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8288 8218
Malinauskas, Mr Peter BrydenCroydonALPcroydon@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8346 2462
Marshall, Hon Steven SpenceDunstanLiberaldunstan@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8363 9111
McBride, Mr Philip Nicholas (Nick)MacKillopLiberalmackillop@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8762 1211
Michaels, Ms AndreaEnfieldALPenfield@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8260 7733
Mullighan, Hon Stephen CampbellLeeALPlee@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8449 4288
Murray, Mr Stephen Peter (Steve)DavenportLiberaldavenport@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8270 5122
Odenwalder, Mr Lee KennyElizabethALPelizabeth@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8255 3030
Patterson, Hon Stephen John RaydenMorphettLiberalmorphett@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8294 6711
Pederick, Mr Adrian StephenHammondLiberalhammond@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8531 1676
Piccolo, Hon Antonio (Tony)LightALPlight@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8522 2878
Picton, Mr Christopher James (Chris)KaurnaALPkaurna@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8327 0900
Pisoni, Hon David GregoryUnleyLiberalunley@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8373 4846
Power, Mrs Carolyn LauraElderLiberalelder@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8374 1939
Sanderson, Hon RachelAdelaideLiberaladelaide@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8269 1838
Speirs, Hon David JamesBlackLiberalblack@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8296 9833
Stinson, Ms Jayne MarionBadcoeALPbadcoe@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8371 5600
Szakacs, Mr Joseph Karl (Joe)CheltenhamALPcheltenham@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8243 0062
Tarzia, Hon Vincent AnthonyHartleyLiberalhartley@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8365 1341
Teague, Hon Joshua Baden (Josh)HeysenLiberalheysen@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8339 5077
Treloar, Mr Peter AndrewFlindersLiberalflinders.portlincoln@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8625 2392 (Ceduna Office) / 08 8683 0722 (Port Lincoln)
van Holst Pellekaan, Hon Daniel Cornelis (Dan)StuartLiberalstuart.kapunda@parliament.sa.gov.au / stuart.portaugusta@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8642 3633 (Port Augusta) / 08 8566 2099 (Kapunda) (Monday to Thursday 9am - 3pm)
Whetstone, Mr Timothy John (Tim)ChaffeyLiberalchaffey@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8582 4230
Wingard, Hon Corey LukeGibsonLiberalgibson@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8377 3500
Wortley, Ms Dana JohannaTorrensALPtorrens@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8369 2323

List of Legislative Council (Upper House) MPs - contact all members

Member namePartyEmail addressPhone
Hon Constadina (Connie) BonarosSA-Bestbonaros.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9100
Hon Emily Sarah BourkeAustralian Labor PartyEmily.Bourke@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9488
Hon Nicola Jane CentofantiLiberal Partycentofanti.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9350
Hon John Andrew DarleyIndependentdarley.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9113
Hon John Samuel Letts DawkinsLiberal Partydawkins.office@parliament.sa.gov.au1800 182 097
Hon Tammy Anne FranksGreens SAFranks.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9296
Hon Justin Eric HansonAustralian Labor PartyJustinHanson.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9340
Hon Dennis Garry Edward HoodLiberal Partyhood.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9100
Hon Ian Keith HunterAustralian Labor Partyhunter.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9100
Hon Jing Shyuan LeeLiberal PartyJingLee.Office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9408
Hon Jacqueline Michelle Ann LensinkLiberal Partydhsministerforhumanservices@sa.gov.au08 8463 6560
Hon Robert Ivan LucasLiberal Partytreasurer.dtf@sa.gov.au08 8226 1866
Hon Kyam Joseph MaherAustralian Labor Partymaher.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9190
Hon Tung The NgoAustralian Labor Partytung.mlc@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9276
Hon Frank PangalloSA-Bestpangallo.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9355
Hon Mark Charles ParnellGreens SAparnell@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9100
Hon Irene PnevmatikosAustralian Labor Partypnevmatikos.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9100
Hon David Wickham RidgwayLiberal PartyRidgway.Office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9100
Hon Clare Michele ScrivenAustralian Labor Partyscriven.office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9100
Hon Terence John StephensLiberal PartyStephens.Office@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9100
Hon Stephen Graham WadeLiberal Partyministerforhealth@sa.gov.au08 8463 6270
Hon Russell Paul WortleyAustralian Labor Partyrussell.wortley@parliament.sa.gov.au08 8237 9381

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