The New South Wales synod of the Uniting Church of Australia voted for the general legality of abortion, without limiting it to cases of medical necessity, rape or foetal defect.
Abortion is unlawful in most Australian states but courts give doctors wide discretion to perform the operation. 'I cannot believe that a church which calls itself Christian could . . . condone such an action,' said the Right to Life chairman, Margaret Tighe, who likened the decision to the betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.Reuse content