THE killing, in America, of a late-term abortion specialist, has focused negative attention upon the continuing attempts by committed anti-abortion supporters to have this slaughter of the innocent confined to the situations that are supported by sound ethical, medical considerations.
Unless the Catholic and other Christian churches’ focus shifts from the slaughterhouse aspect to a positive alternative, the debate will languish in the Christian press for the information of the converted.
It is adoption that we should be promoting as an alternative to the government-subsidised juvenile equivalent of murder incorporated.
Here in Queensland we have an excellent unit that has a waiting list of approved couples, well in excess of children who are available for adoption.
Until the Church becomes proactive and works with the committed anti-abortion groups and uses some of the abandoned premises, such as convents, as centres for the pre and post-birthing support of those who see no alternative to the quick fix, we will mark time until the Government introduces legislation similar to that the Victorian Parliament has enacted.
Thought for the day: I found a comment from a Rockhampton letter writer on abortion had a point.
He pointed to the argument that abortion was a woman’s right, and reminded us that 50 per cent of the slaughtered infants were women of tomorrow.
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