Following marathon sitting earlier this month the Victorian Parliament passed legislation to decriminalise abortion. The final vote was 23 votes to 17 with all amendments rejected including the one to exempt doctors who object to abortions from having to refer their patients. Abortion will be removed from the Crimes Act and a woman can freely choose to terminate a pregnancy up to 24 weeks gestation with late term abortions requiring the consent of two practitioners.
Melbourne Archbishop Denis Hart said that the Bill did nothing to reduce the number of abortions in Victoria, adding:
It is a betrayal of our shared humanity, a betrayal of women, a betrayal of the innocent unborn child that we would ease the way to the destruction of 20,000 unborn children annually,” the Archbishop said today … Our shared humanity demands that we assist mothers with an unwanted pregnancy to enable them to carry their child to term … For the time being the battle is lost in the legislature. But not in the hearts and minds of good people … The Church with all people of goodwill will redouble its efforts to foster and promote a culture that is pro-life; one that defends and supports women in their inspiring role of motherhood.
Before the last State and Federal elections, Catch The Fire Ministries put out Media Releases which very clearly stated, “If a Labor government is elected we will definitely see a huge slide on moral values with a very negative effect on the church in Australia”. If a Labor government is elected we will definitely see a huge slide on moral values with a very negative effect on the church in Australia.
I believe it should now be clear to everyone that what we stated is coming true. We, as a nation, are going the wrong way … We stated very clearly that if LABOR is in Government they will decriminalize abortion, register homosexual relationships, approve IVF for same sex couples, attempt to take Christianity out of the school curriculum, and the Greens would continue to try to pass euthanasia laws … Thousands of Christian voters were so desperate for an extra dollar and what they presumed to be a better way or change that they forgot about Judeo-Christian moral values and voted Labor in …
You would have also heard that the IVF Bill was passed by the Lower House in the Victorian Parliament a few days ago. Thankfully, all Liberal & National MPs voted against this bill but almost all Labor MPs voted for it … On the Abortion Bill, 65-70% of Labor voted for the bill while 65-70% of Liberals voted against it … Vote wisely in the next election, get rid of governments which are motivated by leftist and humanistic ideologies …
I wonder whether America will make the same mistake and vote in Obama as their next President. The Democrats in the US are the Left of politics and the Republicans are the Right of politics. Obama who is representing the Democrats, with his Islamic background, leftist ideologies and support for abortion, if elected, will drive America away from its Christian heritage and destiny … Let us pray that the US will get a Republican President (John McCain) and not a Democrat (Barack Hussein Obama).
For previous postings on the bill click here