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Imogen Leslie tells political forum on abortion and disability about her value

IMOGEN Leslie stood up in a packed forum inside Queensland Parliament House last week to deliver an important message to MPs about abortion and disability. “I have Down syndrome and my life is worth living,” the 12-year-old from Warwick said at a forum convened by pro-life advocates to discuss the state’s proposed bill to legalise abortion. “If I was to ... Read More »

Medical expert says abortion is terrible for women’s health

Dr Cath Lennon

A PROMINENT pro-life doctor has warned there will be more sex-selection abortions and women would suffer serious physical and psychological harm if Queensland parliamentarians push ahead to decriminalise abortion modelled on Victoria’s legislation that allows terminations up to birth. “It can be abortion up to birth for any reason including sex-selection abortion,” Sydney general practitioner Dr Cath Lennon said ahead ... Read More »

Doctor says it’s time to take a stand on the rights of unborn children

Dr David van Gend

QUEENSLAND pro-life doctor David van Gend said a looming parliamentary vote to legalise abortion represented a crisis moment for society. State MPs will start debating two abortion Bills soon after parliament resumes on February 14, before taking a vote. “Every generation has it’s life-and-death issue,” Dr van Gend, the Toowoomba-based president of the Australian Marriage Forum, said. “In past generations ... Read More »

Pro-life groups urge supporters to sign petition to say no to Queensland abortion reforms before Bills are debated next year

Pregnant woman

QUEENSLAND’S politicians are preparing for a fiery showdown on abortion early next year following a surprise parliamentary move by supporters of the so-called Pyne Abortion Bills. In a planned parliamentary manoeuvre on November 29, Member for Cairns Rob Pyne put forward a procedural motion to have his two abortion bills debated together, rather than separately. Labor Government members voted in ... Read More »

Lord’s Prayer in parliament a good reminder of work beyond politics

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PRAYING the Lord’s Prayer in Queensland Parliament would remind politicians of a higher calling beyond politics, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said. Responding to a report in The Courier-Mail on mixed reaction from Labor ministers about the Lord’s Prayer during parliament, the Archbishop said the Lord’s Prayer was an “effective way” of setting parliament “in a larger context”. “At a time ... Read More »

Social worker says Queensland’s new domestic violence laws are a ‘positive’ step towards stronger families

domestic violence

ALLOWING community agencies to share information about domestic violence cases is a positive step in protecting more women and children from abusive homes, a Brisbane social worker said. Good Samaritan Housing community co-ordinator Joanne Davies said the recent changes to Queensland legislation on domestic violence allowing specialist agencies to share information was a positive change. Ms Davies also commended the ... Read More »

Here is Archbishop Coleridge’s response to the latest Abortion Bill introduced into Queensland Parliament

Abortion submissions

ABORTION would be treated as a trivial procedure despite the surgical risks and great personal significance, Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge has written in response to the latest Abortion Reform Bill introduced into the Queensland Parliament. The Health (Abortion Law Reform) Amendment Bill 2016 is the second piece of reform legislation introduced this year by abortion advocate Member for Cairns Rob Pyne.  His ... Read More »

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