While some pro-abortion advocates push the Queensland government to remove all restrictions on abortion in our State, a vigil to honour the women, men and children who have been harmed by abortion in Queensland was held last week, Thursday 12th July, outside one of Brisbane’s abortion clinics at 383 Wickham Terrace.

It was particularly poignant considering such an event could be illegal if the abortion advocates have their way.  

14,000 Queensland babies are aborted each year. Isn’t this enough? 

Surely, we should be seeking to bring this number down. It has been well said that a society is judged by the way it treats those who cannot speak for themselves. For our unborn babies, the womb should be the safest place in the world, but it is the opposite.  

I read recently in the West Australian, that current Health Department statistics have shown that only 3% of the abortions in their State are due to foetal abnormalities. 

What we are potentially looking at in Queensland is abortion to birth for any reason, including sex selective abortions.  

With our modern imaging technology, the lie that an unborn baby is simply “a blob of tissue” or “just a foetus” has been exposed for what it is. Instead we now know that by 8 weeks the unborn child already reacts to touch, they are also capable of experience pain by 20 weeks, if not earlier. And going by the percentage of young adults at the sidewalk vigil last night, it would seem they have something to teach their elders about the value of human life. 

All we need to do is look at the extraordinary lengths taken to rescue the 12 boys and their coach from the cave in Thailand. Every life matters. The mothers. The fathers. The children.