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US campaigner Brad Mattes says millions of men affected by no legal say in abortion

Brad Mattes

AMERICAN Brad Mattes is highly successful in spreading the pro-life message. And it is this message: “Lost Fatherhood – Men and Abortion” that this highly accomplished media commentator is bringing on a speaking tour across Queensland and to Sydney and Melbourne. Mr Mattes hosts Life Issues, a daily radio commentary on abortion and other life issues. It is carried on more than ... Read More »

Pro-life groups push to stop bill to try and legalise abortion up to nine months

Pro-life supporter

LABOR defector Rob Pyne has set in motion a bill to try to decriminalise abortion in Queensland. Mr Pyne has tabled his first private member’s bill in State Parliament, which would legalise abortion for women up to nine months pregnant. “Currently abortion is a crime in Queensland under the criminal code. This would eliminate those elements of the code that ... Read More »

Bishops condemn exposing children to pornography

Bishop Peter Commensoli

AUSTRALIA’S Catholic bishops have called pornography exposure among children “a form of abuse” in a submission published by a Senate inquiry last week.The Bishops’ Commission for Family, Youth and Life of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference made a submission to a Senate inquiry into the harm done to children through online pornography.The submission said children “have a right to be ... Read More »

Pro-life supporters pray on Brisbane streets for end to abortion

March for life

HUNDREDS prayed the Queensland Government would continue to uphold a child’s right to live during the first pro-life march through Brisbane last week. More than 400 people, including Catholic supporters, converged for the first March for Life through Brisbane city in a silent protest against abortion. The march took the pro-life message from Queens Park to Parliament House in an ... Read More »

Marching to protect human life

Protecting life

PRO-LIFE supporters will tell Queensland voters why maintaining the state’s illegal status on abortion is a human right at a public march tomorrow. Cherish Life Queensland state president Teresa Martin said pro-life supporters wanted the government to retain abortion as a criminal offense despite pressure from anti-life activists. “We have the good grace from God that unborn life is still ... Read More »

Student with Down Syndrome told she would never talk gives first public speaking address to hundreds

Olivia Hargroder

OLIVIA Hargroder is a self-confessed “chatterbox”, but she was never expected to learn to speak. Born with Down Syndrome, the 16-year-old underwent major heart surgery and was not expected to live. “My mum and dad couldn’t even cuddle me,” Olivia said.  “So they stayed by my side reading books.” The books helped and Olivia made a full recovery. Parents Kerry ... Read More »

When are we human beings?

Mother remembers her son

Marking the beginning of human life has become unnecessarily complex. But for women who have lost a child, whether early in a pregnancy or at the cusp of birth, the definition of when life begins is clear. BELINDA Goodwin held her ninth baby in her arms and wept. Ignatius Gregory Jordan Goodwin was tiny, just shy of 10 weeks gestation. He ... Read More »

Family out to save daughter from SUDEP

Young battler

NICKAYLA Winter’s dream job would be to “fix kids” who, like her, are at a high risk of death from epilepsy. The eight-year-old St Bernard’s Catholic School student is at risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which affects one in a thousand people, and in Australia has resulted in about 300 deaths. Despite only attending school for half ... Read More »

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