The Council of Catholic School Parents NSW/ACT is urging all parents to speak up in opposition to proposed legislation to decriminalise abortion in New South Wales.
The bill passed through the lower house earlier this month and now moves to the NSW Parliament’s Upper House for further debate.
CCSP chair Narelle Burke said now is the time for all who have experienced the joy of being a parent to speak up to protect innocent unborn children.
“We lament the result delivered by the Legislative Assembly … and feel betrayed by our Parliament. Not only was this bill sprung upon the people of NSW and passed without appropriate consultation, it is both ill-conceived and poorly drafted,” Ms Burke said.
“We commend the 31 State MPs who voted to support life. We now call upon the members of the Legislative Council to do the right thing by ensuring that this bill does not become law.
“We call upon our elected representatives to defend the most vulnerable and defenceless members of our human family, to be a voice for the voiceless, by doing what is right and voting against this bill.”
CCSP executive director Peter Grace said parents and all other people of goodwill who value human life need to let parliamentarians know that the bill both de-values human life and infringes upon the fundamental rights of doctors who conscientiously object to abortion.
“I encourage all parents to attend the Rally for Life being held at 6pm on Tuesday, 20 August, in Martin Place, Macquarie Street, Sydney. We need to make sure our parliamentarians know that any law that gives a green light to abortion on demand up until birth is not good law. As it stands, this bill fails to protect our most vulnerable and defenceless precious little brothers and sisters.
“We call upon our legislators and the wider community to extend to pregnant women facing difficult decisions the compassion and practical support they need.”