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Madigan pushes misleading gender-selection abortion motion

Lee Rhiannon 17 Jun 2013

The old parties joined forces today to pass a misleading Senate motion pushed by Senator John Madigan against gender-selective abortion. The Australian Greens opposed the motion.

"The Australian Greens condemn sex-selective abortion where it does occur and we stand squarely behind the recommendations from the UN Conferences at Cairo and Beijing but we will not support a motion that is more about pushing Senator Madigan's anti-abortion barrow than addressing women's inequality", said Greens womens spokesperson Lee Rhiannon.

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