LABOR shadow minister Wayne Swan believes there are 4.5 million voters out here keen to vote Labor.
There would be many more if abortion wasn’t part of its policy platform. Perhaps enough to win government.
With the Labor Party at a crossroads, agonising over the importance of popularity versus policy, surely ‘it’s time’ the ‘true believers’ faced up to a fundamental question: ‘Is the Labor Party to be a pro-death or pro-life party?’
It can’t continue to claim it’s the party committed to the protection of the vulnerable and the champion of human rights when it supports the denial of the first human right, the right to life of 100,000 young pre-born Australians, our posterity, every year.
Like the US Democrats, Australia’s Labor Party is struggling to develop policies in which they actually believe or agree upon other than abortion, which has become the glue that binds them together.
The US Democrats are learning however that public opinion and younger voters are turning against abortion. It’s only a matter of time before the same will happen here.
If the Labor Party wants to be relevant, progressive, compassionate and humane, now is the time to do more than tolerate a few token pro-lifers in their ranks, to challenge the automatic preselection of pro-abortion Emily’s List candidates and embrace radical new policies promoting a culture of life.
Former supporters who either disenfranchised themselves by not voting at all, or voted Liberal as the lesser of two evils, will return to Labor and reward them by putting them back in power.
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