In a callous move, the ALP will make it a requirement that public hospitals perform abortions in order to receive Commonwealth funding. This means that funding for life-saving medical treatment will be held hostage to the party’s radical and deadly abortion agenda.
The announcement sets up abortion as a federal election issue. It comes in the wake of a motion passed last year at the party’s National Conference which praised Queensland’s barbaric abortion regime and pushed for the very limited protections that exist for the unborn to be abolished.
National Conference acknowledges Queensland Labor’s significant reforms to decriminalise abortion and implement safe access zones for patients and workers.
National Conference supports efforts to decriminalise abortion, eliminate the prohibitive cost of surgical abortion through provision in public hospitals, provision of safe access zones, and fully funded, universal access to surgical and medical abortion, particularly for patients in rural and remote areas across Australia.
The motion did not make any mention of the babies who have survived abortion and were left to die or the backlash in Queensland over the inadequacy of maternity health services in rural areas.
The ALP has also promised it will build a new abortion clinic in Tasmania.
The right to life of the unborn continues to be erased on illogical, unjust and unconscionable grounds.
Momentum for the legalised euthanasia of patients by their doctors is increasing in several Australian jurisdictions.
In Victoria the ALP government is finalising details for lawful euthanasia that is scheduled to commence in mid-2019, despite a valiant attempt by the pro-life movement prior to last November’s state election.
In Queensland - with appalling temerity and a total denial of parental responsibility - the ALP government is asking the community whether voluntary euthanasia should be available to people aged under eighteen years of age!
The Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Committee recently released an issues paper as part of its inquiry into aged and palliative care, end-of-life and voluntary assisted dying. FamilyVoice supporters with medical and related expertise are urged to contribute a submission to the inquiry which closes on 15 April.
In South Australia a proposal for legalised euthanasia is expected to be introduced into the upper house of State Parliament, sponsored by the Greens party. In NSW a bill is expected after the forthcoming state election.
In Tasmania the Parliament could enact voluntary euthanasia laws by the end of the year, as Liberal Premier Will Hodgman may be shifting his position.
In Western Australia the ALP government is working towards legalising euthanasia, with parliamentary debate expected in the second half of the year.
Both major parties have granted MPs in the West a conscience vote on the issue. However, it remains to be seen whether political affiliation in the ALP-dominated lower house will influence government MPs to follow the party’s line.
FamilyVoice WA Director Darryl Budge is urging pro-life medical people especially to contact members of that chamber (the Legislative Council) and share details as to why euthanasia must be rejected as occurred in 2010.
“Since the government does not hold sway over the upper house, that may be the only place to defeat the bill,” he said.
“In partnership with the Coalition for the Defence of Human Life, FamilyVoice WA is planning peaceful public gatherings later this year to stand against the killing of vulnerable patients,” he added.
The Coalition will call for world-class palliative care to provide compassionate physical, social and spiritual care.
“It is not acceptable that WA has the least publicly-funded palliative care beds per capita in the country,” Darryl Budge said.
“We reject euthanasia and assisted suicide as a deep failure of our social duty to care for the infirm, disabled and elderly. Legalised medical killing discards those at greatest need of care and compassion.
Trans-sexual activists in New Zealand are targeting a chocolate company for failing to legitimize the flawed concept of gender fluidity in its products.
Enlivened LGBT activists and social justice warriors recently attacked chocolate maker Whittakers for daring to produce blue and pink chocolates.
According to the New Zealand website Stuff, the product is “a take on baby gender reveal parties, which have become popular in New Zealand and worldwide.”
Auckland University of Technology Psychology senior lecturer Pani Farvid claimed the chocolate was harmful:
We, in academia, are working really hard to dispel the gender binary model as we know there are more than two genders and that ascribing blue and pink to boys and girls is stereotypical.
People can present as feminine or masculine and have the matching genitals or not. People who don't fit into pink or blue boxes are sadly excluded from this campaign.
In reality, gender is binary, as Michelle Cretella, Vice President of the American College of Pediatricians, has stated:
Human sexuality is binary – it’s implicit, it’s in every cell of our bodies. Sex is not assigned to people. It declares itself.
When it comes to gender, the science is settled.
By Darryl Budge, WA Director
There is a Bill being debated in the WA Parliament upper house that will allow male same-sex couples and single men access to surrogacy to become parents.
This Bill, called the Human Reproductive Technology and Surrogacy Legislation Amendment Bill 2018, has already been passed the Legislative Assembly and is now in the Legislative Council.
The bill was briefly debated and adjourned on February 14 and debate may resume on Tuesday, the 18th.
Now is the time to act! Please write and encourage others to write to your 6 MLC’s (Members of the Legislative Council) to let them know that children deserve a mother.
Our action website is down for maintenance, so I have provided a link to a helpful email list of every upper house member. Click on each name for their office phone number.
If you live in the country, we urge you to contact your National party member in the Legislative Council. Please ask them to vote against Bill because it is against the best interests of children to allow single men to access surrogacy.
If you would like more information on this issue, see our earlier article: https://familyvoice.org.au/news/facts-about-surrogacy
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