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.
LNP under pressure to thwart late-term abortion laws
August 24, 2018
Queensland’s Liberal National Party is under pressure from Canberra to thwart the state Labor government’s efforts to legalise late-term abortion on medical advice.
Federal party MPs are publicly leaning on the state Liberal National Party opposition, which is privately discussing whether to grant members a conscience vote on the controversial bill, which would allow terminations on request up to 22 weeks’ gestation.
Senators fire up in tense abortion debate
Senators have locked horns in a fiery debate over changes to Queensland's abortion laws.
Australian Associated Press
August 20, 2018
A Nationals senator has been branded a disgrace for a controversial push to condemn the Queensland government's proposed abortion laws. Queensland senator Barry O'Sullivan sparked a tense debate in parliament on Monday over changes to his state's abortion laws.
Under the state government's move to decriminalise abortion in Queensland, women would be able to ask to terminate pregnancies up to 22 weeks.