Churches are questioning the fairness of Queensland’s roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions, surprised by increased restrictions on singing in a worship service.
Do you remember all those letters South Australians wrote to their State Coordinator, urging him not to use his Covid-19 emergency powers to change abortion law? Recently, South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer wrote:
"The current legislation on abortion was not specifically changed by the [Covid-19 Emergency] Response Act. Accordingly, the legislation governing pregnancy terminations remains as agreed by Parliament prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to not change the current legislation on abortion was influenced by the fact that there was no evidence that this core health service had been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic."
(emphasis, by ACL)
Act now to save children from abortion
As global COVID-19 pandemic responses unfolded, the Australian Christian Lobby repeatedly warned the South Australian government not to override state abortion laws. With a live debate underway in Parliament, now is not the time to make abortion more prevalent and more dangerous for women.
As the Australian Christian Lobby stands by the national cabinet’s reasonable and necessary steps to contain COVID-19, the rushed passage of measures in the South Australian parliament demonstrates the perils of hasty law-making.
Following Labor’s criticism of the government’s COVID-19 strategy on Wednesday, the Australian Christian Lobby today called on Australians - including politicians - to unite behind the Prime Minister’s leadership at a time of crisis.
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