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Puppies have more rights: Call for abortion law change

THE Rise Up Australia Party has launched a new campaign to see that abortionists use an anesthetic on unborn babies when carrying out abortions - or face jail time.

According to the party, though the 2008 Abortion Law Reform Act in Victoria exempts abortionists who kill unborn babies from prosecution for murder, the Federal 2010 Criminal Legislation Amendment (Torture Prohibition and Death Penalty Abolition) Act, which takes precedence over Victorian law, makes the torture of any person by or with the consent or acquiescence of any public official a criminal offence punishable by 20 years in prison.

Founder and leader of Rise Up Australia Party Daniel Nalliah launched the campaign with a crowd of Rise Up Australia supporters on November 10 outside family planning clinics which the party refers to as "abortion abattoirs" before moving on to Parliament in Melbourne. 

Mr Nalliah said that unborn puppies had more rights in Victoria than unborn humans.

It was unacceptable, he said, that in a society that called itself civilized, unborn children should not only be "killed but tortured before they were killed".

Pregnancies of 17 weeks gestation or more, he said, were fully capable of experiencing the trauma and suffering of their deaths.

Mr Nalliah said the law did not require abortionists to administer an anaesthetic before unborn babies were "torn limb from limb or soaked in caustic salts or injected to the heart with a painful and fatal poison".

He said the launch of the campaign was interrupted by one protester who said the proposed changes were an attempt to subjugate women's rights.

Casey City Councillor and Rise Up Australia member Rosalie Crestani said she disagreed with the protester's sentiments. 

She read out a letter from Mr Nalliah to the leaders of all parties currently represented in the Victorian Parliament, describing "the many cruel methods of baby-killing permitted in Victoria, and provided evidence that children in the womb are capable of feeling pain and experiencing suffering".

Mr Nalliah said Rise Up Australia would not only press for the Federal law on torture to be enforced, but that the party would also continue to campaign for the outright repeal of the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008.

Do you think anesthetic should be given to a fetus during an abortion?

This poll ended on 13 November 2014.

No - 29%

Yes - 70%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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