Victoria is rapidly becoming Australia’s most Left-leaning State. Not only do we have the appalling Racial and Religious Tolerance Act, which means anyone who looks white can be sued or charged for intolerance, but we’re about to get another fun law to make sure that the State turns completely to shit.
This new law is a doozy. It’s a law focusing on abortion, and this law makes it legal for women to have abortions up to 24 weeks into their pregnancy, twice as long as the current legal period for an abortion. I think this is absolutely appalling and below the level of human rights that Australia should be upholding.
Andrew Bolt appears (and I use the term appears because it’s possible I’m mistaken in his view on this matter) to have chalked this up as a win for those of us who are pro-life. I’m not so sure it is. I agree with the view that this is probably as far as any Government will go in respect to abortion so far, but I can never quite tell with these slippery Labor types. However, I disagree with the view that an abortion at 24 weeks is acceptable in an enlightened, open, democratic society. Note to Premier Brumby: I F**KING DARE YOU TO TAKE THIS TO AN ELECTION!
I have trouble accepting the premise for abortion at all, and this is entirely consistant with my views on capital punishment, despite the claims that one cannot believe in the death penalty and the right to life for children. I think abortion is too commonly used as a method of contraception. Far, far too commonly used as a method of contraception in fact. I know of women who have had three, four, five abortions, and blamed the men they’d slept with for impregnating them. Hey ladies? It takes two people to make a child, and if you don’t want the risk, don’t have sex or use protection.
But to use abortion as contraception is wrong in my view. It’s a procedure which should be strictly regulated and only performed if there are certain elements to the conception or the pregnancy. I think one of these is rape, and although Rebecca Kiessling puts forth a convincing counter argument to that view, I still hold it.
With 20,000 pregnancies being terminated in Australia each year (54 per day on average!) I think our laws are too liberal. Victoria’s current law falls back to 1969, where a Supreme Court Justice determined that abortions are legal if a woman’s physical or mental health is put at risk by the pregnancy. So in typical Victorian-Left fashion, this has led to horrific cases such as a late term child being
murdered aborted because its mother thought that the child had dwarfism and couldn’t handle the possibility. The child did not have dwarfism.
Or the case of Jessica Jane, another child aborted. She lived for ninety minutes, crying, in a stainless steel dish, before she died. She never even got held by her mother.
So now Victoria, supposedly not humiliated and embarrassed and appalled by such stories, wants to make sure such things are more likely to occur?
Premier Brumby (ALP), Ted Baillieu (LIB), all the other supporters of this bill, I’m ashamed of Victoria. I’m ashamed at this proposed law. I’m ashamed you even thought of it. I’ll be even more ashamed if you pass it.
August 17, 2008, 3:56 am at 3:56 am
get your facts right, abortion is already legal in Vic (unlimited gestation) as long as it meets the legal criteria set down by the Menhennit Ruling of 1969. Legalising abortion in Australia meant that women’ stopped dying from the illegal procedures. Illegal abortion in countries around the world still casue the death of more than 200 women a day. When a women can completely control her fertility you can have a debate with me, until then, I hope you never experience an unplanned pregnancy or a much wanted pregnancy with something going wrong and then see how your moral crap fits!
August 17, 2008, 4:34 am at 4:34 am
There are already procedures and contraceptive methods that can be used to prevent pregnancy. No, they’re not completely foolproof, but if you’re so sure you don’t want a child, don’t have sex. Abstinence is the absolute preventative.
By the way, I am a woman with a child. I’m well aware of the risks and potential issues with pregnancy.
August 17, 2008, 5:23 am at 5:23 am
The fact that you consider morals “crap” Brydie is exactly what the problem is. A society that does not protect the weakest and most vulnerable of it’s members is positively savage and immoral.
When a woman gets pregnant, her body is no longer solely her own, as it is also the only support system for her child: Without it, the child dies. Therefore, pregnancy amounts to a moral contract by the woman to bring the baby to term. I would also add that God considers this contract to be binding.
God said, “I knew you all before you were born; from the beginning.” So, if I were you – there but for the grace of God – I’d rethink my stance on morality. Abortion is murdering a child of God, and those who do it pay, unless they repent.
Check out the stats on women who have had an abortion and mental disorders sometime. It makes for enlightening study. I’ve had two GF’s who’d had abortions, and learned that they were emotional wrecks because of it.
Abortion is infanticide, and infanticide is murder. There is no possible equivocation. This is a fact.
August 17, 2008, 5:37 am at 5:37 am
Ash & Angus, not sure whether you had a chance to peruse all 100+ comments from Bolt’s article, but that’s where I (‘Gordon’ – a real name there… ) make my position about as clear as I can – and I also put some pretty hard-hitting links in as well.
I’m just telling you, so you’ll know I’m with you guys on this one, but I feel pretty ordinary at the moment so not up to re-commenting or digging up my links. (Lazy dog…). But go have a look if you want:
August 17, 2008, 6:12 am at 6:12 am
Spot, I did and I agreed with most of what you said. I liked your response to Macca, by the way.