Thursday, July 19, 2007

Alive and Kicking

Where is the most unsafe place for a human being to exist in the State of Victoria?
The correct answer is: In his or her mother's womb.

Each year, it is estimated that around twenty thousand abortions are performed in Victoria alone. An abortion can in principle take place up to 28 weeks gestation. (After 28 weeks, the 1958 Crimes Act deems the indictable offense of 'child destruction' to have taken place.) Past 20 weeks gestation, public hospitals will normally only do abortions if there are fetal abnormalities. However this could be something as minor as a cleft palate, which is easily corrected by surgery.
Private clinics are a different story.

I just can't comprehend how, in one delivery suite doctors could be delivering a baby which is to be killed during or after delivery, by lethal injection or dismemberment in utero, or simply by being left on a shelf to die, whilst in the delivery suite next door, a premature baby of the same gestation and health is delivered and kept alive to grow up to vital, healthy adulthood.

The Victorian Parliament is contemplating decriminalizing abortion, based on a bill introduced by Candy Broad. (However the ban on 'child destruction' after 28 weeks is not affected by the proposed changes.) To find out more, and consider whether you wish to take action, visit Alive and Kicking and follow instructions about how to contact your local politicians.

2 comments:

  1. Yes you are right, it is truly one of the most dangerous places to be in - the mothers womb.

    Abortion is an issue that should be uplighted and looked into in more depth.

    Who has the right to decide who shall live and who shall die?

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  2. It was recently announced that there are plans in WA to relax bans on the imported abortion drug RU486 on babies up to 23weeks!

    This means that for babies up to that age in the womb an horrific drug-induced death can be imposed on dearly God-loved babies for reasons as fickle as what Mark described in his blog posting.

    God states in His Word that He visits each baby in the womb. This is where He takes time to fashion us and form our very being in totality.

    God's heartfelt position on this is consequently stated in Isaiah 49:15 where He says: "Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you.” If God wont forget us in the womb, it therefore behooves each of us to embrace His position as the benchmark for life. Each of us need to embrace life in the womb in the most sacred status possible.

    We now need to stand up and become strong advocates for our unborn children before pre-birth laws become even more blurred and this cycle becomes totally out of control. We must now choose on behalf of our future generations.

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