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Under New Law in Australia, Pro-Life Sidewalk Counselors Can be Jailed
Live Action ^ | 6/10/18 | Anna Reynolds

Posted on 06/10/2018 6:39:04 PM PDT by marshmallow

he Australian state of New South Wales recently passed legislation banning pro-life protesters from coming within 150 meters of abortion clinics (almost 500 feet). The legislation passed with a vote of 61 to 18. The law even makes it a crime to attempt “a communication that relates to abortions, by any means.” Legislators’ overwhelming support is surprising given these draconian provisions, which the Sydney Morning Herald described as “the creation of a broad communication offense.” The penalties under the law are significant with the first offense carrying a penalty of up to six months in jail, and up to 12 months for subsequent offenses.

Many states and nations have proposed similar “buffer zone” areas around abortion clinics. Such legislation was struck down by the Supreme Court in the United States. Not only do such buffer zone laws inhibit the exercise of free speech but they also discriminate against pro-life citizens, as the buffer zones do not apply to pro-abortion activists.

One of the few Australian politicians to take a stand against the bill was Tanya Davies, the New South Wales Minister for Women. Speaking in defense of pro-life sidewalk counselors, Davies said, “They [sidewalk counselors] don’t force their views onto these women, they are offering simply another choice to these women — yet this bill will criminalise that offer.”

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TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: australia; prolife

1 posted on 06/10/2018 6:39:04 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

We need to stop killing babies. it is murder. If you don’t want a baby. keep your damned knees together. This murder is not tolerated.


2 posted on 06/10/2018 6:42:33 PM PDT by raiderboy (" we’ll close down the country because we need border" DJT NOW !!)
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To: marshmallow

Free speech is getting hammered in Britain and its satellites.


3 posted on 06/10/2018 6:44:56 PM PDT by lurk
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To: marshmallow; naturalman1975
This is what can happen in so called “free” countries that don't have a 1st Amendment.Mark Steyn has told stories of things that have happened to him in Canada...Pat Condell has posted a number of excellent youtube videos on the lack of free speech in Britain and now this story from Down Under.
4 posted on 06/10/2018 6:46:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: marshmallow; naturalman1975
Pat Condell On "Freedom Of Speech" In Britain
5 posted on 06/10/2018 6:49:32 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (You Say "White Privilege"...I Say "Protestant Work Ethic")
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To: marshmallow

A “law” people of conscience must defy.


6 posted on 06/10/2018 6:50:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: All

Killing babies is the core of feminism.


7 posted on 06/10/2018 6:50:57 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
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To: marshmallow

NAZISTRALIA.


8 posted on 06/10/2018 6:54:31 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: marshmallow

Our abortion clinics on the whole, are our hospitals. They are not seperate. Has always more than irked me that the same place were life is given or rescued is the same place we kill our children. Being anti abortion in Australia is a shock to most people and certainly not welcome. I am unsure of the percentages of people who are anti abortion but I think the vote probably reflects that. I suppose the only good thing is that those who hold the position are of the mind that all life is precious and are unequivocal in that stance!


9 posted on 06/10/2018 7:49:15 PM PDT by melsec (There's a track, winding back, to an old forgotten shack along the road to Gundagai..)
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To: marshmallow

Abortion is the equivalent of killing unwanted children. If you went into a baby ward and killed all the newborns yould be the worst possible....if you kill those prenewborns in the womb 4 months earlier youre striking a blow for liberty. Very sick mentality prevalent.


10 posted on 06/10/2018 8:19:58 PM PDT by Getready (Wisdom is more valuable than gold and diamonds, and harder to find.)
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To: marshmallow

Apparently there’s lots of money to be made and donated to politicians in the baby parts business.


11 posted on 06/10/2018 9:01:29 PM PDT by null and void (Have the courage to shine the light of reason in a dark world)
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To: marshmallow

When this doesn’t work, the State will begin mandating abortions.


12 posted on 06/10/2018 9:03:08 PM PDT by Flick Lives (Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation.)
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To: lurk
Free speech is getting hammered in Britain and its satellites.

Not just there. California charged people who exposed planned parenthood's illegal dead baby parts business with no less than 15 felonies.

No charges filed against planned parenthood or the individual employees caught ON VIDEO negotiations prices and delivery.

13 posted on 06/10/2018 9:05:31 PM PDT by null and void (Have the courage to shine the light of reason in a dark world)
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To: marshmallow
The abortionists probably feel pretty secure in Australia right now and are committing all sorts of secondary crimes. It would be interesting if about 100 undercover videos were made as Live Action does but not releasing a one until all operations are complete. Then they could be released by Live Action over a long period of time here in America. Australia couldn't stop Aussies from seeing them. Abortion depends a lot on lies; many who "support" abortion really wouldn't if they knew what it was and did.
14 posted on 06/10/2018 9:56:57 PM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: marshmallow

This is the power of the feminists. They control the politicians and tell them what to do. Politicians cower in fear at the wrath of raging fang-tooth feminazis.


15 posted on 06/11/2018 5:13:54 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Voltaire: To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.)
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