Ban on Partial Birth Abortion [VicHansard 3498 - 3506] - Marlene Kairouz

[Extracts from Ms Kairouz's address to Parliament]

A partial-birth abortion is a partial delivery of a living foetus for the purpose of destroying it outside the womb...

A medical practitioner then uses a sharp instrument to stab a hole in the baby's skull and the brain is vacuumed out. This is something we would not inflict on animals, let alone on human beings...

A partial-birth abortion [also] poses a serious health risk to the woman. The dilation of the cervix risks creating an incompetent cervix, which is a leading cause of future premature deliveries, infection or even subsequent infertility.


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