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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 19:01

Abortion and Forgiveness

Written from a Catholic perspective, Les Jones looks at some ministries of varying denominations that exist to help mothers and fathers in the wake of an abortion.

One of the reasons people have for not speaking about abortions is the fear of offending women who have had an abortion.

If we stress that God, the Church and ourselves offer forgiveness and help to such women, we can reduce the chance of such offence.

Published in Right to Life

What do abortionists talk about when they get together? Well, judging by the lengths some abortion providers go to - they don't want the public to know about it. But the 2017 Children by Choice conference was recently held in Brisbane, and we can get some idea of what goes on behind the scenes by looking at their conference schedule and speaker list. Children by Choice is a Queensland abortion business that is notorious for offering finance to disadvantaged mothers so that they won't miss out on the essential 'reproductive care' enjoyed by their wealthier counterparts. So, if you can't afford a baby and can't afford to have it killed, Children by Choice will loan you the money for an abortion. [It's not known if they also loan money to women who want to keep their babies. Presumably not.]

Published in Right to Life
Tuesday, 06 June 2017 20:29

Abortion is a Human Rights Catastrophe

Sometimes I'm stopped in the shopping centre by kind-hearted young people who are trying to raise money for various charities. One of them recently told me that diarrhea is the biggest killer of children under 5 worldwide. But I told him that abortion is the biggest killer of children world wide. [By a factor of 56!] In actual fact,  it's pneumonia that is the disease that kills the most children - it's responsible for 18% of childhood deaths worldwide. This still doesn't come close to the number of children lost to abortion, though. For children under the age of 5: 

Abortion is a Human Rights Catastrophe

According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, human rights are defined as "...the rights and freedoms contained in specific international instruments..." to which the ARHC adheres. These 'instruments' are 7 documents, including the Declaration on the Rights of the Child. Let's take a look at what the documents say about the right to life: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: 

Part III Article 6 

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Article 6 

Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities: 

Article 10 

Declaration of the Rights of the Child:

Introduction 

Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons:

Point 3 

Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons:

Points 1 & 2

Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief:

Article 5 part 5 - [This document doesn't specifically mention a right to life, since that right is assumed as a basis for desiring freedom of religion or belief. It does, however suggest that pre-born babies are to be protected from being aborted, for cultural reasons, on the basis of gender.] Regardless of what we might think of the United Nations, Australia is a signatory to the seven documents mentioned above. So why does our country pay only lip service to this most fundamental right, by allowing 100,000 babies to be slaughtered every year? Our government not only allows this killing on demand, but subsidises it, and promotes it through a sexualised education system. Far from discouraging abortions for flimsy reasons, it's permissible to abort on the basis of gender, or for a minor disability. This callous disregard for life flows into society and creates - not a haven from abuse, as we've been promised - but an increase in child abuse and the number of murders of pregnant mothers. If we fail to acknowledge the humanity of the preborn, how can we not be confused about glaringly fundamental facts such as the nature of marriage and even gender identification? It's no wonder that we have black deaths in custody. It's no wonder that detention centres are inhumane. And it's no wonder that the criminal justice system rewards perpetrators and blames the victims. If we can't get the basics right, then nothing else is going to work properly. If we don't respect the right to life of our children, then all other rights are meaningless. We don't have to look far for a humanitarian crisis: we have one at our own front door.  

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O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.

The famous words from Sir Walter Scott are no less applicable to the tangled world of IVF than they were when Scott applied them to treason and betrayal in the 19th century. For the IVF industry operates on the deception that man, and not God or nature, is capable of producing new life in a way that builds up families and societies. The IVF process changes what should be a natural consequence of marriage into a highly invasive and expensive manipulation of parents and children, which simultaneously puts a price tag on human life while completely devaluing it. IVF is an ethical and moral minefield, with problems for the artificially-conceived children ranging from their compromised health to their psychological well-being. But one of the most urgent problems is knowing what to do with excess embryos created during the IVF process.

Published in IVF & Surrogacy
Thursday, 02 March 2017 13:17

Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe), RIP

A leading figure in the abortion wars – on both sides – has just passed away. Norma McCorvey was the “Jane Roe” of the 1973 American abortion decision, Roe v Wade. Later she became a Christian and worked tirelessly on behalf of the unborn. She died yesterday at age 69. Her famous story has been told countless times. Most would know her for the US abortion case that struck down the laws of all 50 states on abortion. But perhaps not as many know that she later (in 1995) became a Christian and a strong prolifer, and then converted to Catholicism in 1998. She wrote two books on her life and her amazing turnaround: I am Roe (with Andy Meisler – HarperCollins, 1995) Won by Love (with Gary Thomas – Thomas Nelson, 1997) The Roe v Wade case may be very well known, but many do not know how McCorvey was just a victim in all this. She did not want an abortion, and was simply used by the pro-abort crowd for their own mischievous ends.

Published in Right to Life
Friday, 17 February 2017 12:47

Abortion-Pill Reversal

Although abortion providers don't like to admit it, medical abortions - that is, abortions which use medication such as mifepristone/RU-486 - can often be reversed without any harm to the unborn child. I recently spoke with a Victorian GP who has successfully helped an aborting mother to continue her pregnancy; our interview is recorded below. But, first let's look at the reversal process and what's happening in the US and Australia.

Published in Abortion
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 14:42

Babies - Free Game in Under 100 Words!

Like a bottle of spilt ink, Queensland is poised to be tainted with darkness if Member for Cairns Rob Pyne’s abortion bill is voted into law in February/March 2017. Seems there’s not enough “death to the unborn” for some people and the evil tentacles spreading the deadly deception of abortion came to our Sunshine State in the form of a bill of far less than 100 words. In fact, when one looked to find the details of his first bill, the Abortion Law Reform (Woman's Right to Choose) Amendment Bill 2016, you could be forgiven for thinking that you had somehow missed it, it had so few words but the consequences of this bill could be dire. The bill called for the repealing of Sections 224, 225 and 226 of the Queensland Criminal Code. These sections state it is illegal for anyone to try or succeed in procuring an abortion (whether or not the woman is actually pregnant), and illegal for anyone to actually perform an abortion whether by instruments, medication or poison to achieve the same result – a dead preborn baby.

Published in Abortion
Friday, 06 January 2017 17:59

Marie Stopes, Eugenicist

The founder of Marie Stopes International left a legacy rivalled only by Planned Parenthood's Margaret Sanger: the belief that discrimination on the basis of race, wealth and wantedness is the right of women and that they are only truly free when allowed to legally dispense with their children. Marie Stopes saw herself as a visionary whose ‘evolutionary’ take on marriage would create a world where child labor was acceptable but unplanned children were not.

The evolution of mankind will take a leap forward when we have around us, only fine and beautiful young people, all of whom have been conceived, carried, and born in true homes by conscious, powerful and voluntary mothers. Then at last will God’s will be done on earth and the power of Satan broken. Radiant Motherhood, p 252.

I think you'll agree that the power of satan is increased, rather than diminished by the world's insistence on physically perfect, wanted children born into exclusively wealthy, caucasian households!

Published in Right to Life
Thursday, 22 December 2016 09:02

Reminiscence from a Veteran Pro-lifer

Les Jones is a veteran pro-lifer with decades of experience. Here he shares some memories of activism at a former abortuary in Carlton, Melbourne.

Following the example and inspiration of people like Joan Andrews, Right to Life tried a few Operation Rescues in the late 80s.  
One was at the facility of Christine Healy in Swanston St, Carlton. 
About 12 people blocked the entrance, while others witnessed outside and did not break the law. I was one of the latter group that day.
Those arrested were fined varying amounts, and accepted imprisonment for periods ranging from 12 hours to 6 days for a re offender.
The magistrate also banned Right to Life from witnessing within 50 metres.
The late Mary O'Connor, grandmother of Veronica Corboy's husband, was in a waiting room several months later and admired a baby.
The baby's mother told Mary that she had gone to the facility that day, but changed her mind and kept the baby, a decision that she was grateful for.
There is a young person walking around today as a result.
We had similar witnesses outside abortuaries in Wellington Pde and St Kilda Rd. Because of the ruling of the magistrate mentioned above, the idea of rescues was abandoned: Right to Life did not want to cause problems to Richard and his team of Helpers
Christine Healy moved to a new location near the University. We know of one baby saved through the witness of a young mother.
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Melbourne Young Liberal member, Stephanie Ross, recently wrote an article for The Age, in which she was highly critical of the work of the Australian pro-life movement. (Click here to read the article.) Richard Grant responds:  

In her article entitled"Burning Men at the Stake not the Answer" (The Age, 7/11/2016), Stephanie Ross denigrates the wonderfully successful life saving work of longstanding pro-life groups such as the Helpers of God's Precious Infants and the Victorian Right To Life Association. She blithely implies that these groups have been abject failures and makes the amazingly misguided observation that "the focus of modern pro-life advocates should not be about criminalising abortion". In so doing, Stephanie has suddenly switched from being potentially a champion youth pro-life advocate to the ignominy of becoming a dangerously misguided arch-enemy of the unborn. Stephanie contends that pro-life advocacy had gradually "become out of touch at the best of times and extremist at worst". I'm sorry to disappoint you Stephanie, but I am one of the people who has been heavily involved for many years in the very same pro-life groups that you are obviously pointing the finger at.  
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