Comment and information on timely matters.

"Abortion doctor halts pill supply" is the title for an article in today’s Courier Mail (3.6.09).  And we say “hooray!”  Unborn babies in Cairns and surrounds can breathe a sigh of relief, temporary though it may be.  However, this reeks of yet another attempt by the pro-abortion lot to push forward with their deathly plans to legalise abortion up to the day of birth, for any or no reason at all.

Why is Da Costa frightened of going to jail when she is legally prescribing a drug that is legally imported into Australia?  However immoral or unethical it may be to kill a child by abortion, she legally applied for the licence to use this destructive drug to destroy the lives of little unborn Queenslanders.  

Interestingly she herself has stated that of the 24 pills she imported she hadn't even used half of them - so where is the demand for this form of abortion that she said was such a need for today's woman?   

And yet again euphemisms are used by the media – the last sentence ends with “…remove a pregnancy”.  Women don’t birth a pregnancy at the end of 9 months as ‘pregnancy’ is a state of being.  They birth a baby so why do the pro-abortion lobby and the media have so much trouble just telling it as it is?

Abortion, by whatever means, never helps a woman - it merely replaces a live baby with a dead one.

Read the news article here.

Today a report in the news states that the notorious Dr George Tiller was gunned down as he walked into a church.  At this point there is no mention of the motive of the gunman.  Tiller has been the subject of numerous police investigations including sexual assault of women going to him for abortions.

Cherish Life Queensland is against violence and killing and does not condone the actions of this gunman.

One feminist website is calling for flags to be lowered to half mast as “after all women are the majority, 51% of the population, and it is our lives he saved” (by doing abortions we assume it means).  Strange how they conveniently forget that he has also destroyed many unborn female babies by aborting them and damaged countless women both physically and psychologically by performing abortions on them.

To read about Obama being outraged by the murder of Dr George Tiller, click here.

A number of comments are very concerning re this article.  The main thrust of feeling is that it is all too hard for Ms Dunn to continue to care for her son as evidenced by the comment that she no longer visits her son as it is “too distressing” for her.  As we know from those who have recovered, people in a coma know and understand what is going on around them and can hear.  No doubt it gives Mr Leigep a warm feeling to know his mother puts her own feelings above his and no longer visits him.

A further comment that is rather curious is that Mark “talked about it all the time” — the ‘it’ being wishing to die rather than “live like a vegetable”.  One has to wonder why a previously normal adult male would “talk all the time” about dying and what to do if he became incapacitated.  Seems there are echos of Michael Schiavo’s comments in relation to his wife Terri’s conversations that supposedly ran along a similar vein.  (www.terrisfight.org)

Read the related news article here.

This article bears out what we hear directly from the students when in the schools.  They are fed up to the back teeth with sex ed — what they want is relationship training.  These young people comment regularly that they want to learn about the whole relationship ie conflict resolution, negotiating on what is appropriate for their relationship.  One young girl in Yr 9 commented that she would like to know how to budget and how to shop and cook for a week’s worth of family meals.

Further, young people say that “no-one expects them not to have sex and ‘everyone’ expects that they will have sex” whilst at school and particularly at Schoolies.  Sometimes they feel pressured to fulfill that expectation — frequently to their detriment.  They comment that they feel let down by the older generation who they feel are a little sex-mad.

Perhaps it is time a “worth waiting for” program was backed by the government and education departments — a program that elevates a young person’s feeling of their worth, rather than reducing them to something akin to a basic animal instinct.

Read the original news article here.

Some very positive research about teen mums has been presented by Professor Julie Quinlivan – and bears out what we have seen in relation to young ladies becoming parents whilst still in their teens.  It changes the focus from “me-centred” to “other-centred” ie the baby.  Because young mums have someone else to focus on, the majority of these young mums become more responsible about themselves, their sexual behaviour, their drinking and smoking.  

What is proposed by Professor Quinlivan to help these young women be affirmed in their new life path is welcomed -  a teen-specific antenatal clinic, sustained home visits by a nurse until the child is aged two and peri-preschool learning for the child.   Because of this support these young women would become even more confident in their role as mothers which in turn will produce well-adjusted children.

When a young women is pressured or sucked into the lie of abortion being the only way to cope with an unexpected pregnancy, she will not have this opportunity to find and develop those inner strengths and better way of living.  

Read the full report here.