Government ministers + health misinformation?
GREAT NEWS! Victorian attorney general Robert Clark has withdrawn from the controversial World Congress of Families conference.
The Congress - and their anti-abortion agenda - were set to be welcomed by Clark, as Victoria's chief law officer, just months after attacks on abortion laws were being suggested to our parliament. Then, Fair Agenda members, alongside groups like Mamamia, Vocal Majority and the Block Party Against Hate - helped call out the politicians lending credibility to this extreme group - forcing them to withdraw from the event. Congratulations to all involved in the campaign!
The World Congress of Families are an extreme anti-choice group who promote the misinformation that abortion leads to breast cancer -- and Victoria's Attorney-General Robert Clark is scheduled to address their conference later this month.
The event agenda includes addresses on “the pro-life and pro-family policies in the US and Russia” and a keynote address on the debunked “link between abortion and breast cancer”.
Can you help us show Robert Clark Victorian voters don't want our Attorney General lending credibility to this agenda?
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has committed that his government will not allow any changes to Victoria’s abortion laws - an important promise to the 85% of Victorian voters who support a woman’s right to decide to have an abortion.
But the appearance of our Attorney General - the chief legal officer of our state - at an event promoting these kinds of extreme positions, gives these concerning views greater currency.
Help us show Victorian voters don't want our Attorney-General supporting this controversial event. Sign the petition now.
State Attorney-General Robert Clark to address hardline pro-life event, The Age, 15 July 2014
World Congress of Families Regional Event brochure, as at 16 July 2014.