Abortion Law – NSW

The Anglican Bishop of Newcastle, Dr Peter Stuart, wrote to the clergy on 5 August 2019 encouraging them to engage in debate about the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill. He also wrote to members of the Legislative Assembly encouraging them to support the Bill. You can read his letters here.

There has been extensive media courage of the Bishop’s commentary.

Bishop affirms the sanctity of life but says NSW abortion bill should pass

The Legislative Council established an Inquiry into the Bill and invites the Bishop to attend as one of a number of religious leaders. Each person was invited to make a five minute introductory speech

The report of the Inquiry can is now available NSW Legislative Council Social Issues Committee – Final report – Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019

In developing his response Dr Stuart was assisted by material from the British Medical Association here, the Episcopal Church here and the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne here