Defending our Preborn Babies
When Professor Rees Neil met with Endeavour Forum during the consultation process for the Victorian Law Reform Commission’s Report on the Decriminalisation of Abortion, he was warned that he would not want to be remembered like the judges in the infamous 1857 Dred Scott v Sanford US slavery case, who found that blacks were property and not entitled to the rights of US citizens.
The Abortion Debate in Victoria
We commend the Hon. Peter Kavanagh, MLC (DLP) for moving the following Notice of Motion in the Victorian Legislative Council on 19th August 2008:
Throughout its report promoting the decriminalization of abortion in Victoria, The Victorian Law Reform Commission was dismissive of evidence of the medical risks of abortion, claiming “there was no consensus” rejecting such risks.
Curch Speaks for the Vulnerable and the Unborn
His Grace, Denis Hart, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne has spoken out strongly against the Abortion Law Reform Bill 2008 and the proposal to decriminalize abortion.
The Physical and Mental Scars of Abortion
Abortion is the defining moral issue of our era. It not only violates the Commandment, "Thou shalt not kill", but there is particular evil in killing one's own children because in doing so we desecrate God's plan for the future. It is ironic that some environmentalists such as the Greens, who claim they want to maintain the earth in good condition for future generations, have no hesitation in supporting abortion of the children who would be the beneficiaries of a green planet.
An invalid attempt to delete the human rights of the child at risk of abortion
TThe Victorian Council for Civil Liberties’ submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission on the Law of Abortion is a half-baked and rather shallow piece of work that is not up to dealing responsibly with the grave human rights issues involved in abortion law reform.
Ideology distorts treaty obligations
Why Australia should not sign the UN Women’s Convention ProtocolFeminist activists such as Hilary Charlesworth are stridently critical of Australia’s refusal to date to sign on to the new UN Convention for the Elimination of all Discrimination Against Women Protocol (CEDAW Protocol). The Protocol is an international complaints mechanism for individuals and possibly groups to bring their grievances against their governments (admissible only after domestic remedies have been exhausted) before the CEDAW ‘experts’ for judgment and resolution.
The ultimate anti-discrimination legislation
CANBERRA, ACT - The Rudd Government is considering sweeping legislation which will provide new benefits for many Australians. The Australians With No Abilities Bill (AWNA) is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the thousands of Australians who lack any real skills or ambition
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