Media Release

Alabama Rules Frozen Embryos Are Children, Australia Treats Babies Born Alive Like They Are Not 

Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling that frozen embryos are children and allowing their parents to sue for wrongful death caused by being dropped in the clinic, stands in sharp contrast to the rationale underpinning Australian pro-abortion laws and regulations which refuse care for babies born alive after failed abortions.  

National Director of Politics for the Australian Christian Lobby (ACL), Wendy Francis, said, “The Alabama finding that theWrongful Death of a Minor Act ‘applies to all unborn children, regardless of their location,’ underscores the tragic absence of logic behind the Australian Government’s continued stalling of the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022 – which, if passed, would finally provide protections to babies born alive after failed abortions.” 

Francis continued, “As Alabama progresses towards human rights for unborn children, Australia continues to deny the human rights of children born alive after failed abortions. We are yet to garner enough support in our Federal Parliament for the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2022, and with each delay, more children are being deprived of palliative care when born after botched abortions. This is a merciless tragedy, one which should be unthinkable in our nation. 

“Protecting the rights of children who are already born alive should go without saying” Francis said. 

“Decisions like the one we saw last week in Alabama are emboldening a new generation of pro-life advocates to champion the rights of unborn children.” 

The ACL calls on the Australian Government to enact the Human Rights (Children Born Alive Bill Protection) Bill 2023 into law immediately. 

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