Australia: Anti-abortion protester Graham Preston to be first to appeal conviction under Tasmanian law

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ABC News, Sept 19, 2016

Graham Preston argues the Tasmanian laws are unconstitutional. © ABC Graham Preston argues the Tasmanian laws are unconstitutional. The first person prosecuted under Tasmania's laws banning pro-life protests outside abortion clinics is appealing against his conviction.

Graham Preston is arguing Tasmania's Reproductive Health laws are unconstitutional and impinge both his right to freedom of religion and political speech.

It is a battle that may well end up in the High Court, with constitutional law experts saying Preston may have a point.

Tasmanian laws introduced in 2013 banned protests within 150 metres of a termination clinic.

Women seeking terminations argue the law is needed to protect their right not be harassed and vilified.

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