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Tuesday, 15 May 1973
Page: 2051

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of certain citizens (electors of the Division of Riverina) respectfully sheweth:

That citizens of this Division place great value on the sanctity of human life, on the right to life of each individual, and on the physical, mental, and social welfare of mothers and children;

That we are perturbed by proposals to alter the law to allow termination of pregnancy for nonmedical reasons; and

That extension of the law to allow abortion on demand is totally unacceptable to the people of this Division.

Your petioners therefore humbly pray that the honourable House will not extend the laws governing abortion and will maintain the right to life of the unborn child.

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

Petition received.

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