MARGARET Morgan is so right to urge us to let our state politicians know that the intended Private Member’s Bill to decriminalise abortion is utterly unacceptable (“Speaking out for the voiceless”, CL 9/3/08).
Are we Catholics merely ignorant of Church teaching on the sanctity of human life, or are we just apathetically unaware of the dire ramifications of this proposed evil legislation?
Decriminalisation of abortion means that unborn human beings can be legally killed deliberately at any time from the moment of their conception to the nanosecond prior to their birth. Thus a perfectly healthy but deformed baby, or one of the “wrong” sex, or one who is simply unwanted could legitimately be exterminated in the womb.
If abortion is decriminalised its practitioners will be free to ply their grisly trade with complete impunity.
As a matter of urgency this simple message needs to be proclaimed from every pulpit, and given prominence in every parish newsletter and Catholic publication in Queensland.
The unholy push to have abortion on demand enshrined in law must be defeated for, once enacted, it will never be repealed.
If we aren’t willing to fight this abomination we are as guilty as its promoters. In addition to prayer we have to take whatever lawful action we can to stop the rot.
Surely we are all capable of at least letting our local MP know that if he or she supports the heinous bill our votes will go to other candidates in future.
If we shirk our duty and do nothing, we fail not only the unborn innocents and their mothers: we also fail our Lord and our God.
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