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.
Cory Bernardi's provocative motions on abortion divide Coalition
Thursday 16 November
The Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi has triggered messy Coalition divisions on the floor of the Senate, with some government frontbenchers voting in favour of a motion opposing Medicare funding for the termination of pregnancies on gender grounds.
Bernardi proposed a series of provocative motions on Thursday morning covering abortion funding, greater scrutiny of the activist group GetUp and White Ribbon Australia’s support for abortion, including late-term terminations – which had Coalition figures cantering across the chamber.
Continued at source: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/nov/16/cory-bernardis-provocative-motions-on-abortion-divide-coalition