Labor is set to coerce public hospitals into performing abortions
In a callous move, the ALP will make it a requirement that public hospitals perform abortions in order to receive Commonwealth funding. This means that funding for life-saving medical treatment will be held hostage to the party’s radical and deadly abortion agenda.
The announcement sets up abortion as a federal election issue. It comes in the wake of a motion passed last year at the party’s National Conference which praised Queensland’s barbaric abortion regime and pushed for the very limited protections that exist for the unborn to be abolished.
National Conference acknowledges Queensland Labor’s significant reforms to decriminalise abortion and implement safe access zones for patients and workers.
National Conference supports efforts to decriminalise abortion, eliminate the prohibitive cost of surgical abortion through provision in public hospitals, provision of safe access zones, and fully funded, universal access to surgical and medical abortion, particularly for patients in rural and remote areas across Australia.
The motion did not make any mention of the babies who have survived abortion and were left to die or the backlash in Queensland over the inadequacy of maternity health services in rural areas.
The ALP has also promised it will build a new abortion clinic in Tasmania.
The right to life of the unborn continues to be erased on illogical, unjust and unconscionable grounds.