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Thursday, 1 September 1994
Page: 749

To the Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

  That every abortion kills an unborn baby.

  That the right to life of all innocent human beings is the most fundamental of all human rights.

  That the first duty of the Parliament and of the Government is to protect this right to life.

  That in 1989/90 alone Medicare subsidised 69,587 abortions at a cost to taxpayers of $7.8 million.

  Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Australian Parliament will protect the right to life of unborn Australian babies by ceasing to subsidise abortions through Medicare by passing the Abortion Funding Abolition Bill 1990 and by all other means at its disposal.

  And your petitioners as in duty bound will ever pray.