Anti-abortion speaker to fight deportation in High Court

Troy Newman intends to fight his impending deportation in the High Court
Troy Newman intends to fight his impending deportation in the High Court

LAWYERS for an American anti-abortion activist will launch a High Court appeal against his deportation today, after his visa was cancelled by the Federal Government.

Troy Newman spent last night detained at Melbourne Airport, after arriving on a flight from Los Angeles without a visa.

Lawyers representing him have launched an appeal against his deportation, with the matter to be heard by the High Court in Melbourne. Mr Newman co-authored a book that questioned why doctors who abort babies are not executed, but claims he has done nothing wrong.

His wife Melissa Newman told 7:30 the Australian Government should let him go.

"I don't know what they're afraid of. I don't know what they think he's going to do here," she said

ABC News

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