The turmoil over the view of abortion forces the Victorian Liberal Party to expel veteran MPs

Victorian Legislator Bernie Finn was banished from the Liberal Party after passing a motion on May 24.

This was after the state opposition held a meeting in the legislature and asked its members to vote for Finn’s members.

Conservative MPs, who have been members of the House of Councilors in Victoria since 2006, were subsequently criticized in early May. Facebook post He said he was hoping that abortion would be banned in Victoria.

At that time, the US Supreme Court seemed to be considering overturning the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion.

Finn also replied to online users that he did not support abortion in the case of rape. Rape was accused by a parliamentary colleague and Victorian liberal leader Matthew Guy.

After Guy demanded that he follow the party’s instructions or resign, he resigned, stating that Guy’s public criticism was “the last straw.”

Meanwhile, Guy said Finn was banished not because of his beliefs but because of his actions.

“I want to tell you that this move is about discourse in honor,” he told reporters after the vote.

“It’s not about the Navy’s gaze from federal elections and other issues. It’s about going ahead and being a wise alternative to government.”

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Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy will conduct a television interview in Melbourne, Australia on November 10, 2018. (Darian Trainer / Getty Images)

Earlier, in a radio interview with a 3AW radio station on May 23, he called the move ridiculously meaningless.

“They accused me of publicly criticizing the party. I have never done that.” Finn said..

“I can’t help but think this is like a kangaroo court. I’m not going to justify it in my presence.”

Finn didn’t attend the party meeting, Meet his supportersCheering him outside the Capitol.

Later, he said the Liberal Party, of which he had been a member for 41 years, died.

“There is no more Menzies and Howard party. Not Victoria. Victoria was once the jewel of the Liberal crown,” he said.

“If you disagree or have a different view than the leader of this party, you run the risk of expulsion. I haven’t done anything wrong.

“Just as Daniel Andrews doesn’t bully Matthew Guy.”

At the same time, Finn said he was thinking of continuing to run in the western metropolitan area in the November state elections this year without excluding the option of forming his own party or joining another party. Stated.

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Alfred Bui is a Melbourne-based Australian reporter with a focus on local and business news. He is a former small business owner and holds two master’s degrees in business and business law. Contact him at [email protected]

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