The new abortion legislation has been drafted in a way that could be used to allow the abortion of the embryo, even if the mother is able to give consent for the procedure, a new report has found.
The draft bill was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.
The bill is being examined by the committee, which is chaired by Senator Peter Dutton.
In a statement, Mr Dutton said it was not possible to “inadvertently” allow a fertilised egg to be transferred from the womb of the mother to the embryo and he did not want to see that happen.
“It is essential that no new procedures are allowed,” Mr Dutts statement said.
“Any new procedure which will result in a fertilisation of the fertilised embryo, is illegal under Australian law.”
The only way to ensure that no one would be able to use this to their advantage is to have an abortion prohibition.
“I have a simple request: can we not allow a woman to transfer an embryo and then to abort the embryo after it fertilises?”
Mr DUTTS statement follows a number of other measures that have been introduced in recent months, including a ban on assisted reproductive technology, a limit on abortion, a ban against the sale of organs for human transplant and the introduction of a new definition of a woman’s body in the law.
The legislation also allows doctors to refuse to perform abortions for reasons including pregnancy or risk of suffering in the womb.
The new legislation also gives new powers to the Australian Federal Police, and gives them the power to compel witnesses to give evidence, and to impose conditions on the conduct of witnesses.
In July, a group of doctors called the Abortion Rights Legal Network (ARLN) submitted a report to the inquiry into the abortion laws, saying that the new law was flawed.
They said it could lead to the abortion process being “unambiguous and opaque”.
In its submission to the Senate inquiry, the ARLN also said the new abortion law could result in miscarriages, foetuses being aborted without their mothers consent and abortions being performed without informed consent.
The report said the bill was “designed to allow abortion to be performed with little to no risk to the mother and the unborn child”.
The bill allows the doctor to refuse the abortion, and the bill allows abortion to continue until the foetus has developed enough brain development to be able be aborted.
In an email to News.org.au, the Abortion Research Foundation said it would continue to oppose the new legislation and that it would challenge the bill in court.
“The new law is likely to create a situation in which abortion is carried out in a manner that is unlawful, illegal and inhumane,” the email read.
“If passed, this bill will effectively create an unconstitutional abortion ban and is likely not to be accepted by any court.”
We are currently considering our options and will continue to work with the Australian Greens to oppose any new abortion restrictions.
“This means that it is the woman’s responsibility to ensure the abortion is legal and safe, and that the abortion remains legal and legal.””
The law currently permits the abortion procedure, but in the absence of informed consent from the woman, it is not legal and therefore the woman is not able to consent to the procedure,” the statement read.
“This means that it is the woman’s responsibility to ensure the abortion is legal and safe, and that the abortion remains legal and legal.”
A woman’s right to have her abortion protected from the risk of death or suffering is important and we urge all Australians to support the rights of women to have safe and legal abortions.