Senior ministers come out against Premier in support of divisive law
Senior ministers in state parliament are coming out against their leader’s stance on Zoe’s Law.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian won’t support the current bill, which is designed to recognise the life of unborn children killed or harmed in a criminal act.
Zoe’s Law would allow charges to be laid against a person who kills or harms an unborn baby over 24-weeks-old, but excludes medical procedures like an abortion.
The law is set to be debated today, but the Premier says she won’t introduce legislation until after the next state election.
Senior ministers are rallying against her stance after the release of a heartbreaking statement from a devastated father who lost his wife, his unborn twins and his sister in a horrific car crash.
In the statement to the Ray Hadley Morning Show, Bronko Hoang says it’s “insult” the death of his sons isn’t recognised.
He’s pleading for the government to change the laws.
Ray sent Bronko’s message to members of state parliament and received an overwhelming response.
Outgoing Police Minister Troy Grant, Corrections Minister David Elliott and Minister for Women Tanya Davies all voiced their support for the bill.
Deputy Premier John Barilaro is also among the supporters, thanking Ray for “championing this cause.”
“That’s your Deputy Premier, Gladys!” says Ray.
“Do the right thing. Forget about what the media minders are telling you.
“It’s about children being protected, children of 38 weeks!
“The best you can do is, ‘We’re going to have a look at this in the new year?!’
“Wake up to yourself!”
Click PLAY below to hear Ray slam the Premier’s response