by Terry Bellamak

On Tuesday, 3 December, the Abortion Legislation Select Committee will consider the petition of Ken Orr, which calls for the rejection of the Abortion Legislation Bill.

The petition has 15,407 signatures.

Of course, the petition of Aimee Wilson earlier this year, calling for abortion to be decriminalised, received 37,856 signatures. 

It’s not the first time a petition has demonstrated large support for the right to receive abortion care.

Everyone has the right to petition Parliament. And the select committee definitely understands basic math.