Empowering young Australians to be a clear Christian voice
The question of human dignity is at the root of virtually every major question facing humans today.
In 2008, Victoria introduced dismal law reforms – legalising abortion till birth. The next year, there was a significant increase in Victoria in the number of very late term abortions on healthy, viable babies for psychosocial reasons.*
Our culture’s understanding of sanctity of life was eroded. These babies were aborted because it was deemed that their life was not worth living.
Now, Tasmania is heading down the same path.
On 8 March, Minister for Children Michelle O’Byrne announced her draft Reproductive Health (Access to Terminations) Bill, similar to Victoria’s Abortion Law Reform Act 2008,
This bill would deny all unborn children in Tasmania the protection that the law is supposed to give to the weak and vulnerable. It would rob doctors of freedom of conscience. It would effectively hinder pro-life counselling. It would ban all types of “protests” within a 150m radius of an abortion facility and would even prohibit peaceful prayer vigils such as 40 Days for Life – penalty: a fine of up to $65,000 and a jail term of up to one year.
Please send an email to email@example.com opposing the proposed abortion laws before 22 March 2013.
Say that you oppose the proposal because it would:
• allow abortion of babies who are capable of being born alive, merely for reasons of convenience.
• remove the protection of the law from all unborn children in Tasmania, right up to birth.
• not provide any support for women who are under pressure to abort from partners or others. Women coerced in this way may regret their abortions for the rest of their lives.
• force all medical practitioners and even counsellors to facilitate abortion – or face severe penalties.
*2009 Annual Report of the Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity