Qld MPs: My choice is no crime

Qld MPs: My choice is no crime

Right now in Queensland abortion is still considered a crime. Our outdated laws mean that women seeking to abort their pregnancies are often denied treatments at hospitals - and face major barriers to access adequate reproductive healthcare.

This Wednesday Queensland MPs will decide whether or not a woman's decision to terminate her pregnancy continues to be criminalised. The vote is going to be extremely tight - and could be decided by any one of the two dozen MPs who are currently wavering.

The LNP could be about to deny their MPs a free vote on this issue; and anti-choice groups are ...

Right now in Queensland abortion is still considered a crime. Our outdated laws mean that women seeking to abort their pregnancies are often denied treatments at hospitals - and face major barriers to access adequate reproductive healthcare.

This Wednesday Queensland MPs will decide whether or not a woman's decision to terminate her pregnancy continues to be criminalised. The vote is going to be extremely tight - and could be decided by any one of the two dozen MPs who are currently wavering.

The LNP could be about to deny their MPs a free vote on this issue; and anti-choice groups are bombarding all undecided MPs and voters in their electorate with misinformation through online, radio and print advertising. There’s a risk that this noisy minority are all that these undecided MPs hear between now and the vote.

We need your help to show key MPs that their local constituents want them to stand up for women's rights. Can you contact your local MP and urge them to vote in support of the package decriminalising abortion?

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Call Tim Nicholls: keep your promise!

Tim Nicholls could be about to break his promise to allow LNP MPs a free vote on abortion decriminalisation - a move that will mean Queensland women's healthcare decisions continue to be criminalised. Right now the LNP are receiving emails and calls from anti-choice groups telling them not to allow a free vote.  

Can you call Tim Nicholls office and let his team know you expect him to keep his ...

Tim Nicholls could be about to break his promise to allow LNP MPs a free vote on abortion decriminalisation - a move that will mean Queensland women's healthcare decisions continue to be criminalised. Right now the LNP are receiving emails and calls from anti-choice groups telling them not to allow a free vote.  

Can you call Tim Nicholls office and let his team know you expect him to keep his promise to Queenslanders by allowing a free vote on the abortion decriminalisation package?

*See "Talking Points" below for some helpful hints on how your call can have the biggest impact. 

 

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Call Timothy Nicholls

Timothy Nicholls Leader of the LNP Queensland (07) 3638 9100

Here are some helpful hints to help your call have biggest impact:  

Ring ring - A staffer will answer the phone. If you don't get through straight away, wait a moment and then try again.

Introduce yourself - Mention who you are, where you live. If you voted for the LNP at the last election or are a party member, be sure to mention that.

Explain the reason for your call - Tell the staffer that you're calling as you're ...

Here are some helpful hints to help your call have biggest impact:  

Ring ring - A staffer will answer the phone. If you don't get through straight away, wait a moment and then try again.

Introduce yourself - Mention who you are, where you live. If you voted for the LNP at the last election or are a party member, be sure to mention that.

Explain the reason for your call - Tell the staffer that you're calling as you're extremely concerned that the LNP might prevent its MPs from casting a free vote. 

Ask why LNP MPs aren't being guaranteed a free vote on both bills - They will probably say MPs have a free vote on the first bill - but that's not enough. Tell them you expect Mr Nicholls to allow all MPs a free vote on both bills.

Share why you want them to support decriminalisation - You may want to mention:

  • The Australian Medical Association Queensland has said that the current laws are "a barrier to a doctor's first duty - best patient care"
  • Current laws mean some women are being turned away from public hospitals and struggling to access appropriate service support, particularly in rural areas
  • Polling that shows 82% of Queenslanders support a woman's legal right to choose
  • The new laws proposed for Queensland are very similar to the current system in Victoria, which has been in place for almost 10 year

Thanks them for their time - Thank the staffer for taking the time to listen to you, and ask them to please pass your message onto the MP.

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