Australian senator declares himself a woman during clash over abortion
By Sean Previl
Nov 16, 2018
A senator in Australia has created controversy following comments in which he “declared [his] gender” to be female in an attempt to shield himself from criticism over his stance on abortion.
National Party Sen. Barry O’Sullivan made the comments in Australian Parliament on Wednesday, saying he was tired of being attacked for his beliefs.
Clash in upper house over abortion motion
Nov 12, 2018
A Greens senator has told a conservative colleague to get his hands off "his rosaries and her ovaries" before the upper house sunk his motion about abortion.
Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan on Monday moved a motion calling for pro-choice activists to be banned from disrupting annual Day of the Unborn Child observations.
Doctors, nurses and pollies march in support of abortion reform
By Alison Brown
14 October 2018
Doctors, nurses and politicians from all sides of politics were among the 1000-strong crowd who braved Sunday showers to march through Brisbane in support of proposed changes to Queensland’s abortion laws.
The laws, which will be put to the Queensland Parliament next week, allow for abortion up to 22 weeks gestation, provide safe access zones around clinics, and require doctors who conscientiously object to refer patients to another medical professional.