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Tuesday, 1 May 1973
Page: 1473

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled: The humble petition of certain citizens of Australia respectfully sheweth:

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

2.   That we are deeply concerned to preserve throughout Australia the law's protection of human life from the moment of conception.

3.   That proposals to change the law to allow abortion on demand and the termination of pregnancy for non-medical reasons are unacceptable to the people of Australia.

Your Petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Honourable House will not extend the laws governing abortion and will uphold the right of life of the unborn child.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. by Mr Lionel Bowen, Dr Klugman and Mr Thorburn.

Petitions received.







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