Senate debates

Thursday, 16 November 2017



12:10 pm

Photo of Cory BernardiCory Bernardi (SA, Australian Conservatives) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that a number of senators support a minority view in the community that gender is merely a social construct, and that gender is not determined by chromosomes or biology;

(b) questions how someone can logically, or in good conscience, also support Medicare funding of termination of pregnancy on gender grounds if that is their view;

(c) finds termination of pregnancy on gender grounds reprehensible, particularly for the value of girls and boys; and

(d) opposes Medicare funding for termination of pregnancy, where it occurs on gender grounds.

Photo of Scott RyanScott Ryan (President, Special Minister of State) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that notice of motion No. 581, standing in the name of Senator Bernardi, be agreed to.