The number of babies born alive during late-term abortions in the Australian state of Queensland every year more than tripled in ten years, Health Minister Cameron Dick told the Queensland Parliament as it considers a bill to legalize abortion on demand in the state.
Abortion is illegal in Queensland except when deemed necessary for the “preservation of the mother’s life,” which courts have interpreted to include physical and mental health.
Dick reported that the number of late-term abortions resulting in live births jumped from eight in 2005 to 27 in 2015. There have been a total of 204 live births from late-term abortions from 2005 to 2015. Queensland Health confirmed that these babies are not cared for after their birth and are left to die in abortion centers.
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