The Queensland Labor government must show consistency in their attempt to ensure women are protected from coercion, urges the Australian Christian Lobby.
A recent YouGov Galaxy poll reveals members of parliament who vote in favour of Jackie Trad’s radical abortion bill could lose 39% of their vote at the next election.
“The poll shows a majority of Queenslanders believe an abortion involves the taking of a human life,” said Wendy Francis, the Australian Christian Lobby’s state director.
“It also shows that 62% believe an unborn baby at 23 weeks is a human being with human rights. This belief coincides with recent international research which revealed that by 20 weeks – if not earlier an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain."
“MPs would do well to be aware of the beliefs their voters hold and take them into consideration when voting on Jackie Trad’s radical abortion crusade,” commented Mrs Francis.
The Australian Christian Lobby will continue to lobby members to vote against the bill which will essentially allow unborn children to be aborted to full term.
After yesterday promising to hold the event it is disappointing to hear the University of WA has now cancelled Dr Quentin Van Meter’s speech, said the Australian Christian Lobby.
Dr Van Meter is an American paediatric endocrinologist expert who believes the transgender movement is based on ideology rather than science.
ACL’s state director Peter Abetz said; “It’s a sad fact that we now live in a world where universities are denying free speech and opinion.”
“Universities were a place of robust debate and open discussion, now they just pander to offended people who cannot engage with those who hold conflicting ideas.”
“Dr Van Meter is an international expert on transgenderism who should be allowed the freedom to speak just like anyone else,” commented Mr Abetz.
The Australian Christian Lobby urges UWA to reinstate the event and uphold the inherent freedoms of speech and opinion.
The Australian Christian Lobby has thanked all the senators who voted to preserve the dignity of life in tonight’s euthanasia vote.
Martyn Iles, managing director of the ACL said, “It is great to hear that the senate has upheld the dignity of life for all Australians.
“We know from international experiences that euthanasia is a slippery slope which leads to cases like in Belgium recently where a nine-year-old with a brain tumour and an eleven-year-old with cystic fibrosis were euthanised.
“The inherent value of every life must continue to be maintained. Australia must not become the kind of society where some lives where considered worthier of life than others.”
The Australian Christian Lobby is optimistic that this decision in favour of life will positively influence the state debates on this issue.
The Australian Christian Lobby today calls on the government to reopen maternity care services in rural Queensland.
The comments were made after 150 people marched through the central QLD town of Theodore to demand the return of local maternity services.
New research from La Trobe University shows a shocking rise in sex selection abortions within ethnic groups in Victoria, the Australian Christian Lobby said.
Australian lives must not be traded for votes on legislation the Australian Christian Lobby said today.
The comments come after Senator Leyonhjelm reiterated his threat on 2GB radio this morning to wreak havoc on the government’s legislative agenda if his bill to open the way for euthanasia in the Territories wasn't allowed a free vote in both houses of parliament.
Labor’s culture of death is a growing concern with a new push for euthanasia legislation to be considered by parliament ‘as a matter of urgency’.
Wendy Francis, the Australian Christian Lobby’s state director said; “It is concerning to see Labor’s legislative agenda focus so heavily on who gets to live and who must die.
If Senator Leyonhjelm gets his way every Australian will be able to prematurely end their lives, the Australian Christian Lobby warns.
Parliament must have the full picture on prostitution in SA before voting on the Greens decriminalisation bill, the Australian Christian Lobby said today.
Allegations reported in the Advertiser against Hon Leung Chu for operating a nationwide prostitution ring from Adelaide raises important issues which need to be considered.
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