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More of the lies that some would tell

October 9, 2012

In February of this year I exposed the lies of lifenetwork.org.au regarding the Abortion Law Reform Bill 2008 and the mandatory reporting of suspected sexual abuse.

Sonja Bowen Couroupis (President of LNA) recently removed that video when the lie was exposed to a wider audience.

Sadly it wasn’t the only video produced that sought to lie and mislead on Victoria’s Abortion Laws.

 

Within the video it was asserted that in Victoria “Abortion allowed up until birth for any reason.”
Yes the lies start early – and it continues with:

Would you expect the quote to tell the whole truth?  Of course not.  Anti-choicers will lie and mislead to further their cause, because the facts don’t help them.

The Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 clearly states:

Clearly abortion is not available on demand “for any reason” in Victoria past 24 weeks.

A registered medical practitioner may perform an abortion on a woman who is more than 24 weeks pregnant only if the medical practitioner reasonably believes that the abortion is appropriate and has consulted at least one other registered medical practitioner.  Both medical practitioners must have regard to all relevant medical circumstances; and the woman’s current and future physical, psychological and social circumstances.

lifenetwork.org.au will continue to lie and mislead. It is incumbent upon the rest of us to expose their lies and make sure women can access abortion legally and safely.

 

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3 Comments
  1. Bogan permalink

    Um…. so she’s right? But two doctors have to agree. Nice discovery!

    • Chris Johnson permalink

      No she is wrong. It is not “for any reason”. There has to be a good reason.

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