The abortion debate in New South Wales is causing grief for the Premier. But for the moment rebel backbenchers have backed down on a threat to topple her.
Libby Hopper reports.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian left her house ready to defend her job.
After three MPs from her own party threatened a leadership challenge.
Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Premier: [Do you have a message for the rebels at all premier?] “The numbers will speak for themselves. Thank you.”
The MPs are unhappy the Premier supports the Reproductive Health Care Bill.
And the draft legislation is separating public opinion.
VOX 1: “Pro-life, pro-life, pro-life.”
VOX 2: “Love them both. Love them both. Love them both.”
Pro-choice advocates say any amendments would stifle the purpose of the bill.
Parliamentary debates are expected to drag on.
Libby Hopper, QUT News.