|Tuesday, 2 November 2004||NSWCCL media release: 11/2004|
NSW Council for Civil Liberties President, Mr Cameron Murphy, has welcomed comments by NSW Liberal leader, Mr John Brogden on abortion and the issue of choice.
Mr Brogden is in opposition to a number of conservative politicians including Federal National Party leader John Anderson, Federal Health Minister, Tony Abbott and new National Party minister, De-Anne Kelly.
Yesterday, Ms Kelly fuelled the issue, saying Medicare benefits for most abortions should be withdrawn.
On November 1 at 5.55pm on ABC Radio (702AM), Mr Brogden said:
"I’ve always taken the view that I think we do have to balance a right of choice. I can’t see how we could have a society that moves away from having the right to choose."
Mr Murphy said:
"There is a worrying trend – particularly among rural and regional MPs – to take a conservative stand on social issues like abortion."
For further information contact:
Cameron Murphy, NSWCCL President 0411 769 769
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