Aussie MP who prays anti-abortion laws will come into effect HERE cheers the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade: ‘They will be celebrating in Heaven tonight!’
- US Supreme Court overturned 1973 Roe v Wade decision giving right to abortion
- Victorian MP Bernie Finn celebrated the news by congratulating friends
- In May he said he wished laws restricting abortion would come to Australia
- He was expelled from the Liberal Party and forced to sit on the crossbench
A Victorian MP has celebrated the roll back of abortion rights in the US after expressing hopes similar legal changes will happen in Australia.
Bernie Finn, 63, congratulated friends in the US after the country’s Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v Wade decision which ruled American women have a constitutional right to abortion.
The upper house state MP, who has been expelled from the Liberals for his anti-abortion stance, wrote on Facebook: ‘My very warmest congratulations to my friends in the United States who have been fighting for years to overturn Roe.
Bernie Finn is seen outside the Victoria State Parliament after he was expelled from the Liberal Party
The Victorian MP has celebrated the roll back of abortion rights in the US after expressing hopes similar legal changes will happen in Australia
‘Today, I remember those who dedicated their lives to this day – some who are no longer with us. They will be celebrating in Heaven tonight!
‘This is a momentous day for humanity. This will save lives. This is just the beginning.
‘I love ALL babies. We must protect ALL babies!’
In May Mr Finn had expressed hope Australian states would also curtail abortion rights.
In a post which led to his expulsion from the Liberal Party, he wrote: ‘So excited the US is on the verge of a major breakthrough to civilisation.
‘Praying it will come here too. Killing babies is criminal.’
Every state and territory in Australia allows legal abortion, although they have different term limits.
Protesters march in Washington DC after the Roe v Wade decision was overturned
In a post (above) which led to his expulsion from the Liberal Party, Mr Finn wrote: ‘So excited the US is on the verge of a major breakthrough to civilisation
The overturning of Roe v Wade in the US has prompted conservative-led American states to clamp down harder on abortion and sparked large protests.
Liberal National Party senator Matt Canavan also cheered the decision, writing on Twitter on Saturday: ‘A wonderful day to protect human life.’
Mr Finn will lead the Democratic Labour Party at the November state election after he was expelled from the Liberals.
The DLP was deregistered nationally in March because of low membership but continues to exist in Victoria.
Mr Finn said his new party was principled and would support workers, small business, and traditional families.
‘I think that will appeal to a lot of people,’ he said.
He said he was approached by several other parties, including the United Australia Party.
Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo in April 2021. Donald Trump appointed three conservative judges