Australian Christians Rally Against Pro-Abortion Bill

6 10 2008

The Australian is reporting that thousands of Christians are rallying in a last-hour effort against a bill that would decriminalize abortion in Australia.

The protest came as Catholic Archbishop Denis Hart, in a rare presentation to the media, vowed to defy the new laws by not forcing Catholic healthcare workers to comply with the reforms.

Under the legislation, doctors with a conscientious objection to abortion are required to refer a woman to someone with no such objection. Doctors must also perform abortions in an emergency if it is necessary to save the woman’s life.

“I would say we can’t perform and we can’t refer … we have nowhere to go. That is a firm, irrevocable position, and I believe it’s the only position that people of conscience can hold,” Archbishop Hart said. “To put it plainly, the Catholic church believes in life from womb to tomb.”

Pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ down under as they fight to prevent this evil from becoming legal in their society.

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Doctors Ordered to Perform Abortion on 12-yr old Girl

27 09 2008

The Australian is reporting that the Queensland Supreme Court has ordered doctors to perform an abortion on a 12-year old girl who was raped.

In a landmark decision, Supreme Court judge Margaret Wilson ordered the termination after accepting medical advice that the continuation of the pregnancy posed serious dangers to the mental health and wellbeing of the girl, whose intellectual age was deemed by an obstetrician to be that of a six-year-old.

In Queensland, it is illegal for doctors to carry out an abortion unless it is performed to save a woman’s life. It is also believed to be the first time that a Queensland court has ordered the use of the drug misoprostol in a sanctioned abortion.

Someone tell me how performing this abortion saved the life of this girl. Since when does a threat to the mental health or well-being of someone constitute a threat to her life? If you carry this out to its logical conclusion, my life is being threatened any time I’m under some stress at work, so I would be justified in killing whoever is causing that stress. Self-defense, right?