Late last month I listened as Hon Tammy Franks concluded her second reading speech on her bill to deregulate abortion in South Australia.
"I’ve had the privilege of being able to operate on little babies that were 25, 26, 27, 28 weeks’ gestation, and I can guarantee you they can feel. They can react. You have to give them anesthesia if you’re going to cut them, believe me. But they can also respond to comfort and to warmth. And for somebody to say that’s a meaningless bunch of cells, honestly, is just totally ignorant.” - Dr Ben Carson
Labor’s announcement today, to provide free abortions if they win the federal election is incredibly concerning for the welfare of both women and preborn women.
The Australian Christian Lobby today welcomed news that Greens’ MP Tammy Franks won’t progress her deregulation abortion bill until the SA Law Reform Institute has considered reforms.
Rebecca DiGirolamo’s article in the Sunday Mail revealed why Tammy Franks’ Abortion Law Reform Bill must be rejected.
Her excellent summary of the laws in all other jurisdictions shows that the Bill proposed by MP Tammy Franks and the Greens will be the most extreme in Australia. DiGirolamo accurately said the bill would “remove legal gestation limits (read abortion up to and including birth) for termination and remove the two-practitioner rule.”
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.
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