We understand it's not easy to receive so many requests from various non-profit groups and work out which to donate to.
All we can say is here at Right to Life Australia, we focus on protecting the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death. Currently we face an onslaught of issues right across Australia that take significant resources to fight against.
- Senator Leyonhjelm's bill to allow NT & ACT to legislate euthanasia, Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015, was narrowly defeated in the Senate 36 votes to 34. However, we cannot assume the issue will not be raised again.
- The ACT Parliament has a "Select Committee on End of Life Choices in the ACT" ongoing which was inundated by submissions. Currently ACT is prevented from legislating euthanasia by the Euthanasia Laws Bill 1996, but this could be repealed - especially if a Labor Government is voted in at the next Federal Election.
- Queensland is facing multiple attacks on pro-life issues. The Queensland Labor Government is pushing ahead on plans to legalise abortion until birth - plans that are actually more severe than Rob Pyne was planning last year! This bill is set to be debated in the Queensland Parliament as soon as next month - October.
- Also quietly on Sunday, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced an end of life inquiry that may sound like it will assess all relevant areas, but in reality is solely aimed at legalising euthanasia. Meanwhile, a parliamentary committee in Western Australia has recommended euthanasia be introduced.
- We also hope to campaign in forthcoming elections - Victoria will go to the polls in late November, and meanwhile the next federal and New South Wales elections are due in 2019.
- Not forgetting too, censorship zones around abortion clinics have just been introduced in New South Wales, joining those in Victoria, Tasmania, ACT and NT, and pressure will no doubt be felt in the other states.
With such a busy agenda, we hope you can understand why we again need to ask for donations. Whatever amount you can afford to donate, small or large, is kindly appreciated.