Valiant Victorian pro-life member of parliament, Rachel Carling-Jenkins MLC has this morning joined the Australia Conservatives as their first Victorian MP.
On this week’s episode of Voice for Values, ACL managing director Lyle Shelton packs-in two weighty interviews from his trip to Budapest, Hungary.
In part one, Lyle chats with Lila Rose from pro-life organization Live Action about the defunding of Planned Parenthood in the USA and the work of the Centre for Medical progress in exposing the lies of abortionists. Lila shared with Lyle the work of Live Action in providing “smart, compelling, facts” for people around the world to educate about the horror of abortion.
When asked about 9.5 million dollars of Australian Aid going to IPPF affiliates in the Pacific, and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s attempt to say the money won’t be provided for abortion, Lila said “if you give money to abortionists, you give money to abortion.”
She even had a message for the Australian Government: “Stop giving money to those that make a mockery of women and kill children committing human rights abuses… Any friend of abortion should not receive a single cent of international money”.
In part two, Lyle chats with Robert Lopez, one of the petitioners who filed an Amici Curiae brief in the Obergefell v. Hodges case, the case which led to redefinition of marriage in the USA.
Lopez was raised by his mother who was in a same-sex relationship and shared with Lyle his concerns about same-sex parenting and growing up without a father. “That is not an experience that I could in good faith allow the state to impose unnecessarily on other people, it is a loss,” he said.
They also discussed the growing intolerance from the same-sex lobby to anyone who disagrees with same-sex parenting and the redefinition of marriage.
“I never anticipated that the gay community would become as aggressive as it became, not only about raising their children after a divorce, but also going to adoption agencies and expecting to be given a child as a right.”
Lopez articulated the beauty of God’s design for human sexuality: “Christianity tells a story about what our purpose is sexually and what we were designed for. It’s a story that makes sense. It’s a story that is true and it’s beautiful. The idea of finding a helpmate, of the other half of humanity and coming together and becoming one flesh and flourishing, that’s something that you’re denying yourself if you go into this very enclosed claustrophobic world of homosexuality… Even if they feel an urge or an appetite, that is not what your soul yearns for.”
Listen to the podcast below.
The abortion laws passed in the Northern Territory in March are being followed by clinical guidelines, due to be released this month, which the government hopes will provide the community with safety and clarification.
The debate about late term abortion in this nation is over.
But the debate about the sanctity of human life still rages.
The Australian Christian Lobby says the onus is on the Victorian Government to repeal its abortion laws after similarly dangerous abortion laws were rejected by the NSW parliament yesterday and in QLD earlier this year.
This year will be known as a watershed moment in protecting women and babies from extreme abortion laws after the NSW Legislative Council rejected Greens MP, Mehreen Faruqi’s dangerous abortion bill today, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
Claims that over-the-phone abortion services are ‘safe and effective’ by abortion advocate, Tabbot Foundation, glosses over women’s negative experiences of the abortion drug RU486, warns the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Australian Christian Lobby has called on the National Rugby League to overturn its decision to clear Panthers star Bryce Cartwright of fault after he paid $50,000 to coerce his former girlfriend, known as Miss X, to abort their baby.
It’s hard to believe it is April already. At the end of each quarter, I like to reflect on what God has done.
ACL Spokesperson for Women and Children, Wendy Francis, discusses the upcoming Australian Summit Against Sexual Exploitation, which will address cleaning up outdoor advertising among other issues.
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