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When a headline screams “40 per cent support euthanasia: poll” as it did on a news article on www.news.ninemsn.com.au (18-3-11).  

The online poll involved 2505 Australians in October of last year.  ‘More than 40 per cent of Australians would "take the option of euthanasia if available" if they were terminally ill with just weeks to live, a poll has indicated,’ the article stated, conveniently omitting to mention the fact that 60% would not!  One wonders if the lack of support for euthanasia would have been even more if it was a truly random poll done by professional market research companies over the phone, rather than a quick click poll via the internet.

The research was commissioned by Alzheimer's Australia (AA), with AA chief executive Glenn Rees commenting about whether people wanted to be ‘force fed’.  What a dramatic and incorrect way to speak about the normal situation of merely supplying nutrition to people who are unable to supply it to themselves.

The news article stated, “While it focused on dementia, respondents were asked what they would want if they were terminally ill with only a few weeks to live”.  One has to ask the question, if one has only ‘a few weeks to live’, why would you want to kill yourself?  Won’t the end come soon enough?

Thankfully, at this point in time, euthanasia is not legal in any state or territory of Australia.

Whilst Rees states “as an organisation we don't have a view one way or the other on euthanasia," the mere phrasing of words eg ‘force fed’ implies a, shall we say, softening if not promoting of an attitude towards euthanasia.  The fact that AA will be releasing a discussion paper on euthanasia ahead of the organisation's annual conference in Brisbane from 17-20 May 2011 and a subsequent ‘debate’ on it will be of some concern.

One wonders if after this conference, there will be a subtle or not so subtle change in the view of AA towards euthanasia.  We sincerely hope not.  Love, care and patience are what Alzheimer’s patients need, not a fast track to demise.

According to Planned (non)Parenthood's own figures on their US website, they did more abortions in 2009 than any other previous year.  What is also blatantly obvious from their own figures, that as their rate of abortions rose, their referrals for adoptions and the like plummeted.

Consider what LifeNews.com states of PP's own statistics:

“...the new numbers make it more clear that women who are pregnant who come to Planned Parenthood receive only abortion services rather than help and support.  The new document the abortion organisation posted shows PP provided prenatal services to merely 7,021 women and referred only 977 women for adoption services.  These numbers were a 25% drop in prenatal care clients and a whopping 59% decline in adoption referrals from the 2,405 adoption referrals in 2008.  The abortion business helped only 9,433 prenatal clients in 2008, down substantially from the 11,000 women it provided prenatal care to in 2007 — showing health care given to pregnant woman has fallen substantially over the years.

As a result, 97.6% of pregnant women going to Planned Parenthood are sold abortions while less than 2.4% of pregnant women received non-abortion services including adoption and prenatal care. That’s up from 96.5 percent of pregnant women going to Planned Parenthood getting abortions in 2008.

“Despite its protestations that abortion is only a small part of its services,” said Jim Sedlak, vice president of the pro-life group American Life League, “Planned Parenthood has increased its number of abortions for 15 straight years.  During that time, it has gone from committing 9.3 percent of all abortions in the United States to committing 27.5 percent.”

Yet more proof of the almost singularly pro-abortion mindset of the Planned Parenthood.  We need YOU to act now and get PP here in Australia defunded!  They are working hard in America to have them defunded there, let's get active here.

Click on the link and help lobby the government to stop funding of Planned Parenthood in AUSTRALIA.

From the Life Network Australia site:

Last year the Federal Government gave Planned Parenthood $9,000,000 of Australian taxpayer's money.

It is also unacceptable that our taxes pay for abortions in Australia through Medicare. 

Please write to your Federal Member and to the following MP's to express your opposition to any Australian funding of Planned Parenthood and that you object to your taxes funding abortions within Australia.

Nicola Roxon (Dept of Health and Ageing) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Write to or phone: 

Julia Gillard's office (Prime Minister):
Parliament House Suite MG 8, 
Canberra ACT 2600 
(02) 6277 7700  or (02) 6273 4100

Tony Abbott (Leader of the Opposition): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter Dutton (Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

A young women in Colrado, USA, has been mistakenly given the abortion drug Methotrexate instead of the correctly doctor prescribed antibiotic she should have been given for a bacterial infection.  There is serious concern for her 6 week old unborn baby as Methotrexate is a drug originally designed for cancer patients but now in use by abortionists.  The action of this drug is target rapidly reproducing cells, which of course is what is happening as the unborn baby grows.  There is grave concern that this young woman's baby may have been seriously affected developmentally due to this drug, or that she may miscarry.  We ask you all to keep her in your prayers. 

One has to wonder, how often has this happened before but has not been noticed by the person prescribed the drug?

On 18-2-11, the US House voted 240 – 185 to strike all federal funding for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Every year the abortion giant receives hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding.

Whilst the amendment still has to go before the Senate where the Republicans do not have a majority and Obama may be able to veto it, this giant step is truly a leap forward in the thinking of the thinking politicians.

Recent videos by the pro-life organization Live Action may have contributed to this momentous vote as they expose Planned Parenthood staff repeatedly willing to aid and abet the trafficking of under-age “sex workers” by offering advice to an undercover investigator posing as a “pimp” on how to obtain secret abortions, contraception, and STD tests.

Needless to say Planned Parenthood are in a fury and have updated their webpage with an open letter to Congress and NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) are also screeching from the rooftops that lawmakers were “out of control”.  Apparently they are only “in control” when they poor millions of dollars into the death coffers of the abortion industry.

Planned Parenthood vigorously lobby and litigate against parental notification and consent laws as they are well aware if girls don't tell their parents, PP stands a much greater chance of getting them to abort and ensuring that there will be an approximate 50% return rate of those same girls in the future.

Please pray — yes pray — that the US Senate will allow decency and common sense to prevail and that they will vote for the passing of this life-saving legislation.

Like water on a stone, the drip, drip, drip of the pro-abortion lobby is eroding away the value of the unborn and the protection of women being coerced into abortion.  The news that another EMILY's List member has become a premier — this time in Tasmania — is very concerning.  Lara Giddings, a founding member of EMILY's List has taken over as premier from David Bartlett who has been quoted as saying that he is stepping down to “spend more time with his children”.

This could well be true, but one can't help wondering is this the latest ploy being used by EMILY's List to ensure their members get the top jobs and thereby “the power”?  Perhaps a 'bait and switch' tactic?  Seems just a little too convenient that in 3 cases now, Queensland, Tasmania, and of course federally with the Gillard/Rudd deposing, pro-abortion women are in the top jobs. 

Will the motto of Tasmania become “Tasmania — beautiful one day, pro-abortion the next”?