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Wednesday, 11 April 1973


The Clerk - A petition has been lodged by Mr Lynch as follows and a copy will be referred to the appropriate Minister:

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of The House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The humble petition of certain citizens of various faiths (electors of the Division of Flinders) respectfully sheweth:

1.   That citizens of this Division place great value on the sanctity of human life, and on the physical, mental, and social welfare of mothers and children;

2.   That we are deeply concerned at proposals in the community to alter the law to allow the termination of pregnancy for non-medical reasons; and

3.   That extension of the law to allow abortion on demand is completely unacceptable to the people of this Commonwealth.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled will not extend the laws governing abortion and will uphold the right to life of the unborn child.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Petition received.







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