Liberal Senator Sue Boyce. Photo: Andrew Meares
Senator Sue Boyce has become the latest Liberal to criticise colleague Cory Bernardi, accusing him of lacking compassion and ''genuine Christianity'' after his comments on ''non-traditional'' families and women who have abortions.
In a new book Senator Bernardi accuses some women of using abortion as ''an abhorrent form of birth control'' and rails against ''non-traditional'' arrangements such as step-families, single-parent families and families with same-sex parents.
Senator Boyce said given Senator Bernardi's views on Islam, which he has described as ''a totalitarian political and religious ideology,'' it was interesting that most conservative Muslims would agree with his views on issues such as abortion and same-sex relationships.
''I hope he finds some solace in that,'' Senator Boyce said.
In his book Senator Bernardi labels those who advocate for abortion to be available as ''pro-death''.
Senator Boyce, who described herself as ''pro-choice,'' said his views exposed a ''lack of compassion, a lack of genuine Christianity''.
''I find it immoral to pontificate on the topic of abortion without looking at some of the reasons behind why a woman might seek to have an abortion,'' she said.
Senator Boyce said Senator Bernardi was not representative of the majority of the party, but was entitled to his view.
On Tuesday, Liberal MP Warren Entsch launched an extraordinary attack on Senator Bernardi, saying he was worried by his colleague's ''obsession'' with gay people.
Senator Bernardi was reportedly seeking legal advice about the remarks on Wednesday.