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Wednesday, 16 March 1977
Page: 242

To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled. The humble Petition of the undersigned citizens of the Australian Capital Territory respectfully showeth:

Our concern that an abortion clinic is to be opened in Canberra to provide abortion on request. This is contrary to the decision of the Federal Parliament in 1973 that abortion on request should not be made legal in the Australian Capital Territory. Our concern that this clinic will carry out abortions away from a hospital and are likely to carry out abortions late in pregnancy, both on an 'Out-Patients' basis.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the Government will take immediate action to ensure that this abortion clinic is not permitted to function in the Australian Capital Territory.

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

Petition received.

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