Comment and information on timely matters.

It was with great sadness that we saw the article in The Courier-Mail on Saturday 8 January 2011 headlined “Couple fight to choose IVF baby's sex.”  As we read the first paragraph, it became immediately apparent that there was far more to the story than just 'choosing' the gender of their next child.  According to the article, the couple have 3 sons and were “grieving for the newborn daughter they lost” — grieving the loss of their newborn daughter so much that they were prepared to, and subsequently did, abort twin baby boys conceived through IVF!  

What message is this portraying to their 3 already-born sons?  These already-born sons have now become victims of abortion.  As they get older and begin to realise what has really happened with regards to the aborting of their siblings, their sense of their worth in the eyes of their parents may well hit some very rocky ground.  

It was reported this couple are pursuing avenues through VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal) to have their rejected “choose gender request” overturned.  Sadly, just like so many other 'bleeding hearts' cases, it will be used as a wedge to force the allowing of gender-choice in the IVF industry.  

We have reached a stage in society that allows these tiny purposely-created (via IVF) twin boys' lives to be considered so disposable that for the mere reason of the parents wanting a daughter, society allows these parents to have their unborn sons killed by abortion!    

We must continue to fight to stop the “me first” culture of death that has so invaded our society.

Each time you think the abortion businesses can't possibly think up any more ways to leech the evil of abortion into society, we find they can.  It seems that sexual assault "examination suites" are being purpose-built in newly-begun abortion mills in one in Nebraska and one in Iowa in order to boost their abortion businesses.

The abortion industry has a history of covering up sexual assault cases by doing abortions on the assault victims and failing to report the assaults to authorities.

A recent case in Ohio saw a judge ruling that a Cincinnati Planned Parenthood abortion mill rushed an abortion it did on a 14-year-old girl who was a victim of sexual abuse.  The case was brought by parents whose minor daughter had an abortion at a Planned Parenthood facility without their knowledge after being sexually abused by her adult coach. 

This is not the first time an abortion mill has been found guilty of covering up sexual assault and sadly, probably won't be the last.

For anyone who wants to really understand what motivates Planned (non-)Parenthood, call Cherish Life on (07) 3871 2445 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and get a copy of Blood Money.  Hold a family movie night — tell everyone!  They need to be exposed for what they are.

GetUp needs to GetDown to the facts and put them on the table.  They shout from the rooftops the results of their poll but curiously don't have the poll results on their website — merely a brief few lines in their blog totally unsubstantiated by anything else!  Between dramatic mugshots of women and the lack of viewable evidence of their poll, seems more than a little credibility is lacking.

However, what takes the cake is the scare campaign about graphic billboards being erected in electorates, around Queensland one assumes, as they don't state where.  It would be unlikely that any billboard company would agree to put up 'graphic' billboards, but GetUp sure seem keen to push their agenda any way they can and so, if they can cast aspersions upon pro-life groups in this way, it seems this is the level they will stoop to.

With a mere 20 or so of their members gathering at parliament house in Queensland recently and the lack of supplying names of supposed constituents to the relevant MPs when GetUp was asked for them, seems even more of their credibility is lacking.

Their tired old arguments have had their day.  They just don't stack up.  Real choice is about really caring for women — giving them real options of adoption or fostering with the real option of perhaps one day meeting that child.  Rather than remove the baby, let's help remove the circumstance that make it difficult for that women to birth her child.

GetUp needs to GetREAL!

The world has truly lost the plot when a court in Brussels asserts the unborn have a right to be aborted (http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/expendable-babies).  

With jaw-dropping horror we read of the report of the decision just published in the Belgian journal, "Revue Générale des Assurances et Responsabilités," has just published the decision handed down by the Brussels Court of Appeal on 21 September 2010 regarding the case of a child born disabled after an erroneous prenatal diagnosis.

By the court ruling that the child's parents could claim damages from the doctors who failed to detect the disability, they claimed to be "having regard not only to the interests of the mother, but also to those of the unborn child itself."  Thus, the judges considered that the child would have had the "right" to an abortion if his disability had been correctly diagnosed.

The report on the decision did not explain how the court could consider an unborn child to be able to be the 'subject of rights', and why that right was only one to be killed and not to live!

The pro-abortion lobby constantly try to make out they are fighting for 'rights', however the only 'right' they ever screech about is the right for a woman in a pregnant state to abort her baby.  You never see them protesting for more efficient and user-friendly adoption rights, nor foster 'right', just death, death and more death through abortion.

Fresh from Berlin is news that a patient has been completely cured from leukaemia using her own stem cells taken from the umbilical cord that had been saved and stored after she was born.  This isn't just a case of returning to health, but being five years on, doctors say there is no evidence of leukaemia cells in her body.

As reported in LifeSiteNews “The procedure was reportedly performed in 2005 on a four-year-old girl whose chemotherapy treatment had failed and who had a prognosis of only three months to live.”

Stem cells are the very building blocks of our body and in their pluripotent stage, have the potential to become any part of the body.  The term 'adult stem cells' is used to describe stem cells taken from fat, bone marrow and the umbilical cord after a baby is born — there is no loss of life using adult stem cells.  Embryonic stem cells however, are taken from a human baby at the earliest stage of development and the removal of these stem cells causes the baby to die.

So how medically effective are these different source types of stem cells?

Embryonic: NIL
Adult: Hundreds

And yet deadly embryonic stem cell research is the one that gets the funding despite not having been proven to have produced a treatment or cure to date.