Comment and information on timely matters.

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.

The pro-euthanasia lobby claim 85% support for legalising euthanasia.  Apply this to an ageing western population and you would expect a screaming need for information.

Contrast this with the experience that Philip Nitschke has just had.

Despite being a master of generating publicity via controversy through the media, the combined total of the participants across all three of his suicide seminars in Canada (Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal) is … 85 people.

Philip Nitschke wasn't impressed either.


Just one week ago a transparent legitimate representative sample of Queenslanders were polled by Galaxy who had been commissioned by the Australian Family Association to discern where public opinion in relation to the decriminalisation of abortion truly lies with the people of Queensland.

The main findings are very telling, particularly in light of the very strange case in Cairns recently.  Strange as there are still too many unanswered questions surrounding that case, the error in the way the judge directed the jury and the very possible connection between the couple and a particular medical person in Cairns.  So even with a poster couple being tsunamied forward as martyrs by the pro-abortion lobby, seems Queenslanders have seen through the charade and are re-stating what we already knew a few years ago.

The main findings of the poll were:

94% of Queenslanders polled believe that a woman should receive free independent counselling and information so that she can make a fully informed decision.  Comment:  Something the "unhappy ones" — aka pro-abortion lobby — have strenuously ensured definitely does not happen.

9 out of 10 (ie 88%) of Queenslanders believe that there should be a cooling off period of several days between making the appt for an abortion and the actual operation.  This opinion holds across age and gender demographics. Comment:  Again, our "friends" certainly don't want this to occur as a customer may be lost to their money-making business of abortion. 

3 in 4 (77%) believe that abortion can harm the mental and physical health of a woman.  Comment:  There is no,  repeat no evidence to show abortion improves women's mental health!

9 in 10 (86%) support conscientious objection provisions allowing doctors and nurses to opt out of having to perform abortions against their will.  Comment:  This conscientious objection provision was thrown out in Victoria in 2008 and if the pro-abortion lobby have their way, our Queensland doctors and nurses may be forced to participate in abortion!

40% believe that the current law on abortion in Queensland is 'about right' with 9% believing it is  'not restrictive enough' — this makes 49% as opposed to 47% 'too restrictive'.  The 4% balance stating they 'don't know'.  Comment:  So, as per previous legitimate polls, Queenslanders do not want the legislation against abortion to be removed.

50% say abortion should not be decriminalised.  Interestingly — and showing our young people are wiser than perhaps some of their elders — in the 18-34 age group, 60% say abortion should not be decriminalised.  This, no doubt, will send the pro-abortion lobby into a frenzy as they will be seething that they are losing potential future customers.  Remember — the abortion industry is a money-making industry.  One only has to watch Blood Money ( to see that.

When we look at online polls (and of course these can be engineered to some extent), back in 2009 prior to the state elections, the online polls reflected an overwhelming result against decriminalisng abortion.  With the current online poll on the Brisbane Times website (see screen grab below), the poll currently stands at a whopping 69% against any liberalisation of the laws against abortion (61% 'laws should be tighter', 8% 'laws should stay as they are').  This blows out of the water the 28% saying the laws should be 'softer'.

Brisbane Times poll shortly before closing.

Over and over again, through all means of polling, Queenslanders repeatedly state they do not want abortion laws liberalised.  When will the pro-abortion lobby take note and stop their screeching for more and more abortions?

The numbers are currently being done within the Labor party ranks to push for the liberalisation of abortion.  Labor has a network of women — EMILY's List — who are steam-rolling the issue and we must stop this in its tracks.

Please, stop what you are doing and call your sitting member now, write, email or fax!  Yes, now!

You can find your local member here

It may be a waste of time contacting your MP if she is on EMILY's List but we encourage you to do it anyway.  They need to know that Queenslanders do not want abortion decriminalised and certainly do not want MORE abortion which is what happens when something like this is condoned by law.

Susan Boyle soared to stardom in April 2009 after appearing on the UK television program, Britain’s Got Talent.  But the world almost missed out on knowing her.

In her autobiography, The Woman I Was Born To Be, Boyle reveals that doctors recommended a “termination” to Bridget Boyle, who already was a mother of eight children, because they feared physical complications.  Fortunately for Boyle, her mother rejected their advice to abort as unthinkable. 

Even then, doctors took a dismissive view of the life of this newborn baby — especially when they suspected brain damage due to oxygen deprivation.  They thought they were being helpful in telling her mother not to expect too much to become of her.

Here's to Susan Boyle's mother who chose to give birth despite the bleakness that had been presented to her.

Of course, all persons are valuable and worth saving ... not just the ones we think so at the time.

The last word is reserved for Susan: “I’m sure they had the best of intentions, but I don’t think they should have said that, because nobody can foretell the future.”

Channel 10 News, 17th October 2010