Retired geneticist, pro-life veteran
Les is a retired geneticist who worked several years with the dairy industry. When he first learned genetics over 50 years ago, geneticists all regarded the unborn as a stage in the life of a person. His interest in pro-life work began in 1973 when the McKenzie-Lamb bill was presented in Federal Parliament to legalise abortion in the ACT. Fortunately, it failed, but the pro-abortion advocates did not stop.
Les took part in the annual Right to Life Annual Walks in Victoria for over 20 years, coordinating several of them. In recent years, his pro-life involvement has been more sporadic. Les produces an email newsletter for his Hoppers Crossing parish group, which contains a strong pro-life message.