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ARTICLE: Courier Mail – “Abortion Bill means open season on the unborn”

CM abn articleCOURIER MAIL Opinion 11th May 2016

Queensland abortion Bill means open season on the unborn

THE law on abortion in Queensland has stood the test of time.

It is an unavoidable compromise between two irreconcilable demands: the demand of justice, that no innocent life shall be taken by force and the demand of the sexual revolution, that any innocent life can be taken by force if it is unplanned and unwanted.

As it stands, the law waves the flag for justice, which placates some, while waving through most early abortions, which placates others. It satisfies nobody but keeps some sort of social truce; from a statesman’s perspective, it gets the balance right.

VIDEO: Abortion, “the silent innocence of the unborn”

I have finally got around to editing the third in a series of brief talks / Q&A from the Think.Again Conference, Sunshine Coast Queensland 2014.

“The only crime, they say, is that of interfering with a woman’s absolute right to decide if she is ready to be a mother. But a woman is already a mother, for better for worse, when she is first “with child” and there is no right to take a life which is not ours to take. Consenting adults who conceive have a duty of care to their baby which nothing can set aside. The law must uphold that duty and uphold the fundamental prohibition against intentional killing.”

The Gosnell movie – first, an indictment of media cowardice

It is almost too devastating a subject to think about – but just watch the gentle determination of these three film producers and be inspired.

Could this be the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of the abortion movement?

Gosnell was a butcher beyond imagining, and his crimes inflicted upon the bodies of struggling babies stand alongside Nazi horrors.

But because of the collective social psychopathy about abortion – the need to call this modern holocaust ‘good’ – the Mainstream Media stifled the story in the US.

Peter Hitchens v the ferals on Q&A: a masterclass in disdain

For those who missed Peter Hitchens on Q&A last week, here he is in all his curmudgeonly magnificence, amidst the regulation four lefties.

Note his prescient comments in 2011:

“People like me – though still allowed to speak – are allowed on to mainstream national broadcasting only under strict conditions: that we are ‘balanced’ by at least three other people who disagree with us so that our views, actually held by millions, are made to look like an eccentric minority opinion.”

Impressions of that show? These were some, and my tweets in response:

A fine Labor Senator. I jest not…

Jacinta Collins

Inspiring article on Labor Senator Jacinta Collins, and the adoption that was not an abortion. When the Labor dross is hosed away at this election, there will be a few solid characters like her remaining in Her Majesty’s loyal opposition, and that is a very good thing.

Excerpts (read the whole excellent piece by Chip le Grand HERE)

IT is easy to take aim at Jacinta Collins if you’ve never met her. Anti-abortion. Anti-euthanasia. Anti-gay marriage. A cardboard cut-out Catholic dramatically elevated into Labor’s leadership team after the second coming of Kevin Rudd.

Obama’s oratory against abortion?

Are we really prepared to say that we are powerless in the face of such carnage? That the politics are too hard? Are we prepared to say that such violence visited upon our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?

President Obama’s moving appeal for the children murdered at Sandy Hook would be admirable if he were not so relentless an advocate for “the violence visited year after year after year” on children before birth – being the price of the sexual freedom he and his generation seem to prize so highly.

ARTICLE: ‘Denial of a baby’s life…’

In response to a pair of University of Qld professors in the Courier Mail last week urging ‘reform’ of our abortion laws (read ‘abolition’ in the spirit of the Victorian laws from 2008) in which the baby was, typically, a forgotten person: this article of mine today.

“The law in this State”, in the words of Judge Fred McGuire “has not abdicated its responsibility as guardian of the silent innocence of the unborn”.

“Something inside died” – abortion and mental illness quantified

A thick-skinned social scientist has published the most comprehensive meta-anlysis of research on the link between abortion and mental illness. Read a remarkable interview with Dr Priscilla Coleman at Mercatornet HERE. Read her original article in the British Journal of Psychiatry HERE. Dr Coleman has been attacked by those who cannot face the possibility, so obvious to any observer, that abortion devastates the inner life of a woman, but she stands on her facts. She summarises:

These are the basic results and what should women know:

Steyn’s satirical best on the culture of death

(PHOTO: Dr Jack Kevorkian)

One of the best articles by one of the best and most entertaining of writers – Mark Steyn.

Who else would title his reflection on Dr Kevorkian’s recent death “Jack in the Box“, and who else could publish such a readable analysis of both euthanasia and abortion in the Spectator? He is one of the greats.

From the Christmas edition of the Spectator, at the peak of Dr Kevorkian’s infamy, 1998:

ANZAC, Easter, and Baby J – revisited

Baby J shall not grow old, as we that are left, grow old; age shall not weary her, nor the years condemn. She died at 22 weeks of age after crying for an hour for her mother in a Darwin hospital. Nobody attempted to save her, because she was meant to be dead from abortion.

The last time I recall Easter and ANZAC day being this close was back at the turn of the milenninum, and that was when the heart-rending story of Baby J was in the news, the entirely healthy but ‘unwanted’ child of a defense department woman. The inner death of adults who would treat a baby so stands for the inner death of our culture – and a decade on, I don’t see signs of hope.

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