Cherish Life Queensland has condemned the Palaszczuk-Trad Labor Government for passing the brutal Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018.
“Tonight 51 members of Queensland Parliament voted for state-sanctioned killing of unborn babies until birth.
“These MPs abdicated their responsibility to the most vulnerable in Queensland – the unborn and women.
“It’s a sad day when politicians go from kissing babies to voting for their destruction.
“These MPs should be ashamed for bringing in one of the most extreme abortion laws in the world.
“This has strengthened Cherish Life’s resolve to remove pro-abortion MPs at the next state election.
“As the first responsibility of government is to protect innocent human life, these politicians have shown themselves to be unfit for public office.
“The unborn need protectors now more than ever.
“We thank Labor MP for Bundamba Joanne Miller for having the courage and integrity to cross the floor and vote against this radical Bill.”
Cherish Life Queensland has warned it will campaign strongly at the next state election against any members of Parliament who vote in favour of the Termination of Pregnancy Bill, warning that MPs who vote for this Bill could face a 13% swing against them.
An August 2018 YouGov Galaxy poll shows that the way MPs vote on this Bill in Parliament will influence how 54% of Queenslanders will vote at the next state election. Of these, 39% say they would be less likely to vote for an MP who supports the Bill, while 15% say they would be more likely to do so.
“If this abortion-to-birth Bill passes, it will amount to government-sanctioned killing,” executive director Teeshan Johnson said.
“Anyone who votes for this extreme Bill doesn’t deserve to be in Parliament. The first duty of government is to protect human life.”
Ms Johnson promised that at the next election Cherish Life would help any MP who voted for life, but would work to defeat any MP who supported the Bill.