Pro-life pro­test­ers block Syd­ney street ahead of crucial abor­tion de­bate

Fiji Sun - - Aust/nz News - Syd­ney:

Pro-choice and pro-life ac­tivists have faced off in rival ral­lies, block­ing Syd­ney’s Mac­quarie Street out­side the NSW Par­lia­ment ahead of a de­bate on a bill to de­crim­i­nalise abor­tion in the state. The pri­vate mem­ber’s bill was ex­pected to be de­bated in the lower house yes­ter­day af­ter­noon and would over­turn 119-year-old laws mak­ing abor­tion a crim­i­nal of­fence, re­plac­ing them with a stand­alone health care act to reg­u­late the pro­ce­dure.

Sev­eral dozen pro-life pro­test­ers said they wanted to re­mind ev­ery­one “that we are sup­port­ive of the right to safe, le­gal and ac­ces­si­ble abor­tion for all”.

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