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Queensland Catholic MP hit by abortion campaign

A Labor MP in Queensland who publicly identifies himself as a Catholic has accused a "concerted campaign by pro-abortionists" of trying to defeat him in the Queensland election last Saturday.

The Catholic Leader reports that Mr Ronan Lee accused a group called the Coalition to Legalise Abortion of mounting a strong campaign to have him ousted as Member for Indooroopilly. But the ABC Election site indicates that Mr Lee is still likely to win the undecided seat.

Indooroopilly, along with Clayfield, Charters Towers and Kawana electorates were cliff-hangers in an election that had the Labor Government returned with the loss of only a handful of seats.

Mr Lee, who has been outspoken on pro-life issues, said pro-abortionists handed out how to vote cards urging a Green vote.

Ironically, Green preferences looked like they would help Mr Lee over the line.

MP hit by abortion campaign (Catholic Leader 15/2/04)

ABC Queensland Election - Latest Counting
Commission urges vote based on Gospel values (CathNes 3/2/04)

12 Feb 2004