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Canberra Hospital

A tragic story enacted in Canberra Hospital

Canberra Hospital can turn off life support for 20-week pregnant woman despite wishes of baby's father, court rules

Extract of Article - ABC news by Elizabeth Byrne 28 May 2020

The Canberra Hospital has turned off life support for a 20-week pregnant Canberra woman, despite frantic court action brought by the baby's father.

Professor Sir William Liley (1929–83): NZ Perinatal Physiologist

The Unborn Child as a patient

By Professor Sir William Liley (1929–83): NZ Perinatal Physiologist

US National Committee for a Human Life Amendment Inc. WASHINGTON D.C. 20036 (in 1974). The US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments held hearings on 7 May 1974 on proposed constitutional amendments to protect the unborn child. The full text of Dr. Liley's testimony submitted at that time is reproduced herein.

New Zealand PM – Jacinda Ardern

Unborn Kiwis In Danger Of Extinction - Ardern's Abortion Bill Passes

While New Zealanders are distracted by the alarm created by the COVID-19 virus, Jacinda Ardern's heinous Abortion Legislation Bill passed the NZ Parliament on 18 March 2020 with a vote of 68:51.

This occurred despite the fact that 91.6% of 25,718 submissions received by the Abortion Legislation Select Committee opposed the bill and thousands of New Zealand groups fought valiantly to prevent its passage.

Ken Orr, Spokesman, Right to Life New Zealand www.righttolife.org.nz stated (18/3/ 2020) "This represents an unprecedented attack on the family, on the status and dignity of women and on the right to life of New Zealanders in the first nine months of life." He continued "If today Parliament can deny the right to life of the unborn it will inevitably deny our right to life when we cease to be of value to the State. The passing of this anti-life Bill is a day of shame that will be recorded in the history of our Parliament. The killing of an innocent and defenceless unborn child has now been decriminalised and taken out of the Crimes Act where it has been since 1856. The State has withdrawn its protection of women and the unborn child, up to 20 weeks the State has no interest in protecting the lives of the weakest and most defenceless members of the human family."

Battle over embryos leads to calls for personhood status

Battle over embryos leads to calls for personhood status

Experts say embryos should not be treated as property

A dispute over a Sydney couple’s frozen embryos highlighted the fact that they are regarded as ‘property’ under the law.

Experts and pro-life advocates are calling for embryos to be regarded as persons under the law following recent court disputes.

This month a Sydney woman asked the Family Court of Australia to order the destruction of 11 embryos that were biologically linked to her same sex partner.

Graham Preston - Protect Life

Queensland and "Voluntary Assisted Dying"

On March 31, 2020 the Queensland Parliamentary Committee which carried out an Inquiry into “Voluntary Assisted Dying” tabled their Findings and Recommendations.

During the year prior to the tabling of the report there had been 41 hearings held with 535 witnesses appearing and 4 729 written submissions were made. Many of the witnesses and submissions spoke eloquently of the problems and dangers that would come with legalizing “voluntary assisted dying (VAD)”. (For one thing, it was pointed out to the Committee that recipients of VAD don’t just die but rather, they are deliberately and directly killed by the administration of poison. It should be called “voluntary assisted killing (VAK)” but presumably that sounds too harsh, too honest).

Labor MP Marlene Kairouz. Picture: Stuart McEvoy
Labor MP Marlene Kairouz. Picture: Stuart McEvoy

Euthanasia: Assisted dying figures alarming, Labor MP Marlene Kairouz says

Hon Marlene Kairouz, Minister for Trade, in the Victorian government who opposed the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2017 and is not afraid to speak out about it! 

Victorian Labor frontbencher Marlene Kairouz says she is deeply concerned about the number of people "committing suicide" under the Andrews government's voluntary assisted dying legislation following revelations yesterday that more than 50 people ended their lives under the scheme between June and December.

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