After a 40 hour debate, the NSW government is set to finally decriminalise abortion, ending a century of legal persecution.
It’s already difficult for women to get an abortion, the religious discrimination bill will make it harder
Under the Morrison government’s Religious Discrimination Bill, it may be even harder for women to obtain an abortion.
The anti-abortion or ‘right-to-life’ movement in Australia may be small, but they’re cribbing directly from the American handbook, replete with political and religious allies.
I’m pro-life, but I strongly disagree with the religious direction the movement is being steered down, as do I the political rhetoric that secured the Presidency.
While the abortion bill has passed an important first step, the amendments in place are so elastic, it feels like the status quo has not shifted.