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Graham Preston facing arrest if he continues his pro-life activism for the unborn in Queensland

PRO-lifer Graham Preston, a regular campaigner outside Brisbane’s abortion clinics, knows his days of freedom to do that are numbered. Queensland’s Termination of Pregnancy Bill – effectively legalising abortion – comes into force on December 3, and 63-year-old Mr Preston faces arrest if he continues his activism. New laws will establish 150m exclusion or “bubble zones” around abortion clinics or medical ... Read More »

Counsellor warns on the growth of post-abortion syndrome after Queensland abortion decision

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AFTER Queensland MPs vote to legalise abortion, a respected Catholic trauma counsellor has used her regular newsletter to warn of the grief and long-term psychological impacts of the life-ending practice. “What has happened to all of us that we have allowed this to happen?” post-abortion grief and sexual abuse counsellor Anne Lastman wrote in her newsletter Broken Branches. Mrs Lastman was ... Read More »

MP physician voting No: ‘The issue of abortion is personally distressing … deeply confronting’

PRO-life advocates gathered outside Queensland Parliament House last weekend for one final protest against the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s abortion bill, which was to be voted on in parliament this week. A conscience vote would determine whether or not women could terminate their pregnancies up to 22 weeks, and until birth with the permission of two doctors. Member for Moggill Dr ... Read More »

Legalising abortions not representative of the ‘core values and beliefs of the greater community’

ACBC president Archbishop Mark Coleridge

BRISBANE Archbishop Mark Coleridge has used a webcast discussion on abortion to call on Queensland MPs to vote against proposed laws to legalise abortion. Archbishop Coleridge said he didn’t seek to wage “ideological warfare”, but to insist on the basic truth that the lives of both mother and baby mattered. “We are talking about two lives, and both lives matter,” ... Read More »

Hundreds of Toowoomba protesters voice their opposition to proposed bill to legalise abortion

By Mark Bowling QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and her cabinet meeting in Toowoomba have been met by pro-life protesters this week voicing opposition to the Government’s proposed bill to legalise abortion. Chanting “life, life, life”, more than 600 people joined a lunchtime rally outside the city hall on September 26, where the Premier and her cabinet colleagues were meeting. Rally ... Read More »

Queensland’s proposed abortion bill undermines the ‘foundation of all human rights’

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A QUEENSLAND parliamentary committee considering laws to legalise abortion has heard from a Brisbane archdiocesan spokesman that the value, equality and dignity of every human life was at stake. “To speak of a woman’s rights is very important, but what of the rights of unborn children?” Peter Pellicaan, private secretary to Archbishop Mark Coleridge, said in an opening address to ... Read More »

Record numbers march down Brisbane city to protest Labor’s “extreme” abortion bill

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THOUSANDS of people joined the March for Life through Brisbane’s CBD last weekend to protest the Queensland Government’s move to legalise abortion. Organisers estimate 4000 marched down George Street, many dressed in white, chanting “life, life, life” and “Pro-life, pro-woman”. “God’s law doesn’t endorse taking away life. This is like murder,” Kevin Turne, who had travelled from Dalby on the ... Read More »

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