Scientific research clearly defines that the beginning of life is at conception. Immediately after conception each cell has sufficient information in its DNA structure to produce a complete human being.
Yes ~ Over 100,000 babies are killed by surgical abortion every year in Australia.
- At 4 weeks – a heart is beating regularly at 24 days after conception, digestive system, back bone and spinal cord form, arms and legs begin to bud.
- At 8 weeks – at 42 days the skeleton is complete, face, eyes, nose, legs and tongue are formed, brain waves can be recorded.
- At 12 weeks – all internal organs are formed and working; hands, fingers, legs, feet and toes are fully formed. Eyes are almost fully developed; can suck thumb and cry silently; feels pain.
- At 4 months – can grasp with hands and turn somersaults ; skin is transparent and covered with fine hair; mother may feel movement for the first time.
- At 5 months – internal organs maturing at a fast rate, eyebrows and hair have appeared; fingernails and fingerprints are present; can hear and recognise mother’s voice.
- At 6 months – frowns, squints, and opens mouth; can kick and punch; sleeps and wakes randomly; personality begins to develop.
- At 7 months – weighs more than 1kg; can see and open and close eyes; hearing is well developed; experiences REM sleep, an indication of dreaming.
- At 8-9 months – has only to develop lung surfactant and insulating fat, everything else is ready for birth, hormones released by baby trigger labour.
Every ALP candidate without exception pledges to support the whole platform of the party.
Excerpt taken from the ALP National Platform 2011 paragraph 46, Labor will: “support the rights of women to determine their own reproductive lives, particularly the right to choose appropriate fertility control and abortion and ensure that these choices are on the basis of sound social and medical advice.”
The perceived right of all Australian women to so-called ‘safe and legal’ abortion is detailed in Green Party policy.
Note: Different political parties differ on both policy and voting procedures regarding life matters. Check your individual candidate.
Some parties are pro-life in their constitution, such as the DLP and Family First; some allow conscience votes, such as the LNP. Your vote is important, and may be vital: voting for a pro-life candidate helps make abortion a current political issue. It is morally wrong to support a party or candidate which is anti-life or which at least refuses its members a conscience vote or freedom to abstain from voting on life issues. Therefore, check your individual candidate’s position before you vote.
RU486 is the original name for the abortion drug Mifepristone LinepharmaTM. It was developed in France by the drug company Roussel-Uclaf in 1980. It is registered for use in combination with Misoprostol to perform chemical abortions to end a pregnancy up to seven weeks. RU486 is also known as the ‘abortion pill’. For how the drug works and to know more about the side effects, click here
The Therapeutic Goods Administration have allowed Marie Stopes International (MSI), a multi-million dollar international abortion provider to establish a Pharmaceutical company registered as a non-profit organization to distribute the drug and provide training to the medical profession. This arrangement allows MSI to re-funnel profits into whatever they want at the cost of Australian tax-payers. Not only are MSI NOT being taxed on their profits from the drug but by listing RU486 on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, the Australian taxpayer will be subsidising them to the tune of millions of dollars!
The idea that it won’t facilitate any more abortions is ridiculous because a woman with a concession card will be able to access abortion by a medical procedure, for as a little as $12. How is this not an inducement for more women to elect this dangerous procedure as a preference at least, to surgical abortion? This will of course put more taxpayer money in the coffers of Marie Stopes. Already, worldwide, there are 12 recorded deaths, including one in Australia at a Marie Stopes facility that we haven’t been told anything about.
Dr. Ralph Miech, emeritus professor at Brown University’s medical school, has published two peer-reviewed articles describing potentially undesirable effects related to RU-486 and its anti-glucocorticoid properties.
A recent American case regarding Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his disgraced abortion facility in Philadelphia, demonstrates the horror and depravity of so-called safe and legal abortion at its worst, though this case went largely unreported here and initially in the U.S.
Gosnell became infamous for keeping body parts from his abortions in jars in his premises. The squalor of his establishment was so awful it almost defies description and is difficult to believe: “the Grand Jury report reads like a horror novel. So callous and cruel is this page turner that it simply beggars the imagination. In it, the report details how instruments were not sterilized, and were the cheapest disposable instruments reused from patient to patient. In the process, Gosnell spread disease like a fly.” He is generally accepted now as being psychopathic, showing little real remorse, for the danger he subjected his unfortunate customers to. A fuller description of this appalling case can be found here: http://catholiclane.com/why-dr-kermit-gosnells-case-matters/
Also read columnist and author Miranda Divine, The Reality of Abortion is Exposed here.
Partial Birth Abortion refers to the insertion of the hand into the womb of a mother with a dilated cervix to grab the feet of the infant and pull them down through the birth canal. The baby is delivered up to the shoulders then scissors are inserted in through the back of the upper neck and into the gap at the base of the skull to sever the spinal cord and destroy the nervous system. The skull may also be collapsed.
In America, some have attempted to ban this barbaric practice. In 1995, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act passed both houses but President Clinton vetoed the Act twice in April 1996 and October 1997 respectively. In Nov. 5, 2003, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act was signed into law by President Bush. The National Abortion Federation challenged the law in court However; the Obama administration has allowed this to be reinstated in a general hands-off approach to anything which threatens the U.S. abortion industry.
Post abortion syndrome is an internationally recognised psychological syndrome which a woman may suffer following and as a consequence of undergoing an abortion. Symptoms include depression, feelings of worthlessness, suicidal ideation and other post-traumatic stress symptoms. [Click here for more information: Need Help? /Post Abortion]
Declared by the U.S. Supreme Court on a majority ruling on 22 January 1973, this was the landmark case which struck down a number of states’ restrictive abortion laws and extended the right of privacy to include the woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy.
In the majority decision, the states were allowed to protect “foetal life after viability,” even though a foetus is not “a person within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment”. In constitutional terms, there were no categories to judge the question of the unborn and no legal categories that included them. What was ultimately decided was the unconstitutionality of the Texas statute based upon the facts presented, with the judgment that abortion itself was a medical matter, not a constitutional one, and that access to abortion was a private matter between a woman and her doctor. The constitutionality of abortion itself, as the termination of unborn life, was not even considered.
The dissenting Justice Byron R. White describes the justiciability of the decision in Doe v Bolton which was another case decided on the same day as Roe v Wade to overturn the abortion law of Georgia. He described it best when he said; “I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court’s judgement. The Court simply fashioned and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant women and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes. The upshot is that the people and the legislatures of the 50 States are constitutionally disentitled to weigh the relative importance of the continued existence and development of the fetus, on the one hand, against a spectrum of possible impacts on the woman, on the other hand. As an exercise of raw judicial power, the Court perhaps has authority to do what it does today; but in my view, its judgement is an improvident and extravagant exercise of the power of judicial review that the Constitution extends to this Court.” *
This farcical and manifestly unjust ruling has led to the death of over 50,000,000 Americans by legally sanctioned surgical abortion over the last 40 or so years.
It is interesting to note that Norma Wade, the subject of the Supreme Court case, has since become a committed prolife advocate working to overturn the unjust legal interpretation which she came to realise as was used by more powerful forces for a libertine agenda.
For more information, have a read of Roe v. Wade: The Untold Story of the Landmark Supreme Court Decision That Made Abortion Legal
Since the early 1970’s, the politburo of the communist party of China has supported a draconian policy of trying to ensure only one child is born to all parents in view of a perceived problem of overpopulation.
This is often enforced brutally, with many reports of forced late-term abortions and of quotas being forced upon districts to reduce population numbers. In some factories, women’s menstrual cycles are written on a wall-chart; any missed periods are followed by an examination and if deemed necessary, an abortion is performed with or without consent.
The brutality of the implementation of this policy has been well researched and attested at governmental level by researchers such as American Dr. Steve Mosher, whose Population Research Institute has been at the forefront of attempts to gain exposure of this one-child policy in China and other countries for over 20 years.
Bloodmoney is a shocking documentary that will shake you to the core. This hard-hitting film exposes the truth behind the Abortion Industry, examining the history of abortion in America, from the inception of Planned Parenthood to Roe v. Wade. It will address the denial of when life begins, the fight to save the lives of innocent babies and the devastating effects it has had on the women who have had them. In the pursuit of unmasking the abortion industry what is revealed is the enormous profitability of abortion clinics and the corrupt motives of the abortion providers.
Narrated by Dr. Alveda King – niece of Martin Luther King – this documentary will leave you wanting more copies and anxious that as many people as possible will view it and open their eyes to the scourge that the abortion industry is on our society.
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