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Friday, 16 December 1983
Page: 3980

Senator HARRADINE(1.02) — In view of the disgraceful situation that occurred just a moment ago, I move:

(6) Page 17, after sub-clause 26 (1), insert the following sub-clause:

''(1A) Nothing in this section renders it unlawful for a person-

(a) to refuse to carry out or participate in carrying out the termination of a pregnancy;

(b) to refuse to perform any function, exercise any power or fulfil any responsibility if the performance of the function, the exercise of the power or the fulfilment of the responsibility would facilitate, or contribute to, the termination of a pregnancy or the performance of any medical or surgical procedure which that person genuinely believes to be morally wrong.''.