TOM King (CL, 21/6/09) offers a realistic, practical suggestion on how to diminish the long waiting list of approved couples wanting to adopt a child.
Many couples no doubt would dearly love to adopt at least one of the thousands of unborn babies threatened by abortion.
However, with Tom’s comment that “Until the Church becomes proactive and works with the committed anti-abortion groups ….”, a dark cloud hangs over any chance of preventing an enactment of his further observation: “we will mark time until the Government introduces legislation similar to that the Victorian Parliament has enacted”.
For months leading up to that fateful day in October, 2008, the Church in Victoria pulled out all stops to work with every pro-life group to overcome the abortion legislation.
There were gatherings, lobbying of politicians, letters, protests …. and above all, a statewide program of Masses, prayers and vigils before the Blessed Sacrament pleading with the Creator of life to guide the minds and hearts of our politicians.
One could be tempted to say that the passage of the abortion legislation was a mystery of God’s providence, despite our persistent, determined efforts and prayer that good prevail.
However, God does not interfere with the human will and conscience, including those of politicians.
We deserve the politicians we elect. If we elect women who form a group called “Emily’s List” committed to the elimination of the unborn and powerful enough to threaten any politician who does not “toe the line” in their plan, what can we honestly expect?
And if we elect politicians who claim to hold Christian values but do not have the courage to confront Emily’s List politicians who threaten them with non-preselection if they vote for life, the outcome is a foregone conclusion.
All the liaison between Church and pro-life groups is powerless in this scenario.
If the people of Queensland don’t influence their members of parliament to stand up against Emily’s List politicians, they will have no choice but to go down the same path as Victoria should the same or similar abortion legislation be introduced.
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