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Reform Section 8: Silenced by Law

TEXT2Doctorsare required by Victoria’s Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 to refer their patients to another doctor who would abort a baby if they have a conscientious objection to abortion.

They risk losing their health insurance and right to practice if they do not comply. Their rights are threatened.

Dissent has been silenced – even though abortion is linked to higher mental ill-health and breast cancer risks.

The section of the law is reproduced below:

8: Obligations of registered health practitioner who has conscientious objection

(1) If a woman requests a registered health practitioner to advise on a proposed abortion, or to perform, direct, authorise or supervise an abortion for that woman, and the practitioner has a conscientious objection to abortion, the practitioner must—

(a) inform the woman that the practitioner has a conscientious objection to abortion; and

(b) refer the woman to another registered health practitioner in the same regulated health profession who the practitioner knows does not have a conscientious objection to abortion.

Please urge your Victorian MP to repeal Section 8 of the law.

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