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One the Australian government website, it states that there were 384 finalised adoptions in 2010–11 which was the lowest annual number on record being a 7% decline from 2009-2010 and a 66% decline from 1,142 adoptions in 1990–91. 

And what is the reason that this decline has occurred?  Well according to their own words, it “can be attributed to a fall in the number of Australian children adopted...”  Yes, you read that right.  There aren’t children for adoption because there aren’t children for adoption.  Red is the shirt because the shirt is red!

It continues that the decline is also due to the number of children considered to be in need of adoption and legally able to be adopted.

One wonders how the factor of 90,000+ abortions in Australia each year plays no part in their reasoning.  Any Year 2 child would be able to see and understand a graph showing that as the rate of abortions rose, there was a corresponding plummet in the rate of adoptions.  

It certainly brings to mind that old saying by Thomas Jefferson, “It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." 

The C-M article “Abortion ads ok” (p 19, 23-1-12) should make everyone’s skin crawl.  Britain has now okayed abortion mill ads on their TVs.  One wonders what on earth an abortion mill could say in their ad to entice worried women in, perhaps “two for the price of one” or “no baby left intact”?  

Whilst one has great compassion for the women being pressured into an abortion, all should be well aware that the abortion industry is just that, an industry and one that makes millions of dollars every year as they carelessly discard tiny little pre-born babies mercilessly dismembered and suctioned into oblivion leaving their mothers hurting for the rest of their lives.

What a civilised society we have become!  With modern medicine we can save a baby born 16 weeks early weighing a mere 260 grams (reported 22-1-12) but at the same time, deny that what is growing in the womb is a baby even though we have the ultrasound evidence to prove it.

And now, to crank it up a notch, the abortion mills can advertise their gruesome trade, at least in Britain.  How long before the same occurs here in Australia?  

Help stop this shocking state of affairs from spreading to our shores and get active!  Be at the Rally For Life in Queen’s Park, cnr Elizabeth & George St, Brisbane city at 2pm on Saturday 11 February and help keep the Queensland Government well aware that we pro-lifers will not go away but we are getting bigger, stronger and louder.  Our voices will be heard.

Women beware — they are out to get your money, and your pre-born baby...

It was reported today (24/11/11) that a woman in Melbourne Royal Hospital was scheduled to have a late term abortion of a 32 week unborn baby boy, one of twins. The reason for the abortion according to the report, was because the baby had a congenital heart defect and would require “a lifetime of operations”. Inadvertently the “perfect” baby was aborted, and the surviving “imperfect” baby was then delivered by “an emergency caesarean section to end the life of the sick child.”

baby pout attitudeThe whole scenario is sad and sickening on so many levels. Firstly, why not birth the twins and allow the “imperfect” twin to be adopted by a couple who can’t have children of their own? There are many childless couples who are prepared to have any child no matter how “imperfect” in the eyes of the world, and no matter how many operations the child would need over his lifetime.

Secondly, what possible joy would the “perfect” baby, should he have survived, have had in knowing that his twin brother was killed in the womb just because his heart wasn’t perfectly formed?

All media reports state that the clinician and the person who performed the sonogram, as well as the parents, are “inconsolable”. Tragically they are not inconsolable because of the loss of the life of the baby but because the life lost in the first instance, was that of the wrong ie healthy twin! It seems the death of the “imperfect” twin would have been accepted as necessary and acceptable! How sad! How sickening!

The value of human life, born or unborn, does not hinge on our health – nor our parentage, nor our circumstance. The value of human life is intrinsic merely because we are human.

As expected, the pro-abortion lobby are very agitated as time marches on towards a state election.  They have recently had Leslie Cannold up here to Brisbane to speak (see p3 Cherish Life newsletter November 2011) — a well-known shrill voice for the death and destruction of the unborn.  In today’s Courier Mail (Tue 6 Dec 2011) there is a short ‘pointer’ article (p14) alerting the reader to seek out the Viewpoint article on p22 entitled “Obsolete laws fail to reflect the community’s position on abortion.”

Nicholas Fisk, one of the orchestrators of the article was one of the “experts” called to testify in the Cairns case of Tegan Leech and Sergie Brennan.  He was also the person who introduced Cannold at the function here in Brisbane recently.  Being a fetal medicine specialist, it is tragic that he is walking hand in hand with the proponents of death, the pro-abortion lobby who are desperate to force through a change in the abortion law.  WE CANNOT LET HAPPEN HERE WHAT HAPPENED IN VICTORIA.

THERE IS NO GREATER NEED NOW THAN TO STAND UP FOR THE UNBORN — write, visit, fax, email Paul Lucas, the Attorney-General.  Mr Lucas is supposed to be a Catholic and the Catholic faith has always stood firm on the value of human life from conception until natural death.  Anna Bligh too was supposed to have been baptised Catholic.  There is a time and a place to remind politicians of their faith position and what decisions they make in parliament.  NOW IS THAT TIME.  It is VITAL that you do not fail in this task now.  So, what are you doing still reading this?  Get on the phone, get emailing, go visit!  Thank you.

For those of you who are unaware of what has happened in Victoria, watch this video.

To borrow the words of a well-known song, we state again that the times truly are changing slowly but surely, back to the world we once knew — a world that valued the unborn.

Recently many remembrance ceremonies were held around America for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  As is customary at the Pennsylvania commemoration service, the names of the people who lost their lives about Flight 93 were read out.  When the name of a pregnant woman who lost her life was read, immediately afterwards, the words 'and her unborn child' were added and the bell was rung again.  This sends a clear message to everyone present that the life of that unborn baby has an equal value to those born victims who also died that sad day.

This is just one example of the slow return to a pro-life world.  There are many other encouraging signs — including the latest polls from America showing another rise in the percentage of people who consider themselves pro-life.