The South Australian parliament is currently considering the Greens’ radical Abortion Law Reform Bill, which removes the need for doctors to be involved in abortions and allows abortion up to and including birth.
This is a dangerous bill. It is dangerous for pre-born children, for vulnerable women and for the sanctity of life. So it was encouraging to see over 200 church and community leaders and others gather on Monday 4 February to hear great presentations on the problems with the bill.
New research by Professor Louise Keogh at the University of Melbourne has revealed a small minority of doctors are going against the state abortion legislation by not complying with the requirement to actively refer women seeking abortions to willing practitioners.
The Australian Christian Lobby today recognised International Children’s Day, saying it is a reminder that the greatest injustices perpetrated in our society against children stem from selfish adult desires and unjust notions of equality.
Late evening on Wednesday 17 October, something historic occurred. The Queensland Parliament passed a bill into law allowing for the abortion of unborn children until full term. Fifty votes to forty-one voted in favour of the radical bill. The Chamber erupted in applause and celebration.
Last night saw a historic vote by the Queensland parliament for all the wrong reasons as state parliament voted 50 to 41 in favour of ending the lives of unborn children.
In 2016, then Health Minister Cameron Dick revealed to the Qld Parliament that in the previous 11 years over 200 Qld babies had survived abortions, but these babies were left to die after birth, and sadly this number was increasing. Queensland Health confirmed that if a baby survives an abortion procedure and is born alive, life-sustaining care is not given to the baby and it is left to perish in the clinic. Children by Choice also commented on the statistic and said that the decision may be because of a foetal abnormality yet we know that this is not the case for all the aborted babies.
The Australian Christian Lobby today called on South Australian Parliamentarians to enact legislation prohibiting abortion after 24 weeks gestation.
The Australian Christian Lobby welcomes a recent statement by the Hon Fred Nile MLC that he will push for time to debate and vote on his bill named Zoe’s Law, which will establish a separate offence for conduct causing serious harm, or death to an unborn child.
Martyn Iles sits down with Wendy Francis [ACL QLD & NT State Director] to discuss #Abortion, the implications of the Jackie Trad Abortion Bill, why we care, why we’re #ForLife and why we need to protect and love women considering abortion.
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