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‘Unusual and rare’: MPs’ last-ditch protest against abortion bill

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A group of disgruntled MPs have gone down the unusual route of delivering a protest to the Governor over the NSW abortion bill.

The controversial bill to decriminalise abortion passed both houses of Parliament and became law on Thursday morning.

But a group of ten MPs, including One Nation’s Mark Latham, Christian Democrat Fred Nile, and Shooters, Fishers and Farmers’ Robert Borsak, have signed a protest against the bill, which was delivered to the Governor on Thursday afternoon.

Leader of the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Robert Borsak tells John Stanley it was their last opportunity to signal their opposition to the bill.

“In the end, we decided this isn’t anything like where we would want to go. So we went down the unusual and very rare route of writing a protest to the Governor.

“For practical purposes, it will have no effect of course, but I just think it’s important to put on the record.”

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