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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 (bloodmoneyfilm.com) 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?

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

The most important outcome of the Cairns abortion trial (involving Teagan Leach and Sergie Brennan) was the Crown’s powerful restatement of principle in Queensland law, that it is prohibited for adults to take the life of their unborn baby unless compelled to do so because of serious risk to the life or health of the woman.  As the Crown prosecutor, Michael Byrne, reminded the jury, abortion is “illegal unless the pregnancy posed a threat to the woman's life or her physical or mental health” and is not permitted for reasons of “lifestyle”.

In this comment, he was restating the earlier ruling of Judge McGuire that this exception for “serious risk” to the woman is “a humane doctrine devised for humanitarian purposes, but it cannot be made the excuse for every inconvenient conception.”

In the Cairns case, the accused couple was found to be not guilty of violating this principle — but the principle remains.

Scenario 1:  Bangladeshi mother advised she is pregnant with co-joined twins.  Medical advice is to abort.  Mother aborts.  Spends rest of life suffering post-abortion trauma and the physical damage done by abortion.

Scenario 2:  Bangladeshi mother advised she is pregnant with co-joined twins.  Medical advice is to abort.  Mother refuses and gives birth to two healthy girls joined at the head, Trishna and Krishna.  Mother has few means of support and relinquishes her girls to a care facility.  

An Australian woman, Moira Kelly, comes across the little girls a year or so later and works relentlessly to bring them to Australia to have an operation to separate them.  The girls are now 3 years old, separated and healthy.  Biological mother Lovely Mollik is now reunited with her twins who are under the guardianship of Ms Kelly.  Girls thrilled to see mum again and bonding closely.  Media attention is non-stop and everyone is happy.  And they lived happily ever after….

How fortunate that for these little girls, their lives belong in Scenario 2.  One wonders if their mother had been pregnant here in Australia, could she have withstood the pressure to abort?

From channels 10 and 9 news, broadcast on 23rd July 2010.

Irrespective of which side of politics you are on, here is some important information about our newest prime minister Julia Gillard.  She is a member of EMILY's List.  EMILY is an acronym — it stands for "Early Money Is Like Yeast".  What that means is if someone (in this case, an abortion advocate) is given financial and political help when standing as a candidate or hoping to be returned to their seat if they are a current MP, they are more likely to get voted in as they can keep a higher profile in the public eye.

To have the financial and political support of EMILY's List, a candidate must support the abortion of a full-term baby right up to the moment of birth.

Do not be fooled into voting for our first woman prime minister just because she is a woman.

Many people voted for Obama as he was the "first black president" — the colour of one's skin does not qualify you for a job, nor does having a female anatomy.  This is not a time to vote on appearances.

Obama has allowed many pro-abortion changes to laws in the USA — we are deeply concerned that going on Gillard's current membership of EMILY's List, that we may see many changes start to creep in here in Australia that pave the way for more abortions.

Having her having been the Education Minister and introducing a nationwide curriculum is of major concern.  What will now be included in the national curriculum in relation to abortion if the  curriculum is to encompass 'sex ed'?  Whilst at this point it seems to concentrate on the main 4-5 school subjects, it is merely a stroke of the pen to change this.  And that is only the start.

Please educate everyone on what EMILY's list is and encourage them  to vote pro-life at the next federal election.  We also strongly urge you to join a pro-life or pro-family group and donate your time and money to help in their campaigns to fight for pro-life candidates at this election.