PROLIFE FACTS BULLETIN NUMBER 157 NOV 26th 2013
Recently Pope Francis spoke in horror of the so many “legal human sacrifices” taking place around the world. He was referring to the increasing tide of abortion. “Thou shalt not kill” is one of the Ten Commandments yet Tasmania last week passed a law taking abortion out of the crimes act and treating it as a health issue, effectively abortion on demand up to the moment of birth. The Minister of Health Michelle O’Byrne boasted that the new law brings Tasmania into the 21st century and helped remove the stigma of abortion. Freedom of conscience is not allowed, a doctor faces being struck off if he or she refuses to provide the name and contact details of the abortionist. A counsellor who refuses to be complicit in the death of the preborn child faces conviction and a fine of A$4,525. Freedom of assembly is not allowed. Nobody is allowed within 150 meters of an abortion clinic to pray, offer assistance or counselling. Such a breach of the new law earns conviction and a fine of up to A$9,750, or imprisonment for up to 12 months.
Right to Life Comment: Now Tasmania has legalized murder of the unborn up to birth. What is more, dissent itself, now seems to be being criminalised. Think carefully about Pope Francis’ description of the tide of killing now sweeping the world, ‘legal human sacrifices’.
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil. Isaiah 5:20