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Thursday, 10 May 1973
Page: 1945

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

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 thelaw to allow abortion on demand and the termination of pregnancy fornon-medical reasons are unaccepable 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 to life of ; he unborn child.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. by Mr Daly, Mr Uren, Mr Stewart. Mr Morrison, Mr McMahon, Mr Armitage, Mr Ashley-Brown, Sir John Cramer, Mr Edwards, Mr Graham, Dr Klugman, Mr MacKellar, Mr Mulder, Mr Reynolds, Mr Riordan, Mr Turner and Mr Wentworth.

Petitions received.

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