Pro-abortion politicians celebrated Thursday after the Australian state of New South Wales legalized the killing of unborn babies up to birth.
The controversial law allows abortions for any reason up to 22 weeks and up to birth with the permission of two doctors and a hospital committee, The Independent reports.
Abortion activists tried to ram through the radical pro-abortion bill quickly. The bill passed the lower house of parliament in August, just days after pro-abortion lawmakers introduced it.
After the vote Thursday, Catholic Archbishop Anthony Fisher, of Sydney, said the law may be the “worst” one ever passed in New South Wales in modern times.
“… it represents such a dramatic abdication of responsibility to protect the most vulnerable members of our community,” Fisher said.
New South Wales was the last state in Australia that protected unborn babies from abortion. Now, abortions are legal across the country.
VOA News reportsbetween 65,000 and 80,000 unborn babies are aborted every year in Australia. That number could go up even more as a result of the New South Wales vote.
New York state lawmakers celebrated in a similar fashion in January when they passed a radical bill legalizing abortions for basically any reason up to birth.