Australian archbishop welcomes defeat of bid to decriminalize abortion
May 15, 2017
Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney, Australia welcomed the results of a vote in the legislature of New South Wales against decriminalizing abortion.
The archbishop, who had urged the faithful to contact their legislators and oppose the legislation, welcomed as “great news” a 25 to 14 vote in the state’s upper chamber, rejecting a bill that would have erased criminal penalties for abortion. The measure would also have required doctors to provide referrals for women seeking abortions, and barred pro-life demonstrators from a broad corridor around any abortion clinic.
- Sydney archbishop applauds rejection of abortion bill (CNA)
- Australian archbishop urges faithful to oppose pro-abortion legislation (CWN, 5/1)
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