June 24th 2006


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Articles from this issue:

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Can Beazley win on workplace relations?

EDITORIAL: The future of nuclear energy in Australia

THE ECONOMY: Debt crisis may force 'severe correction'

INDUSTRY POLICY: Develop ethanol to cut the foreign debt

SCHOOLS: Victorian Education Department promotes gay agenda

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Snowy Hydro: the unresolved issues

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Disgraced ex-premier Brian Burke resurfaces

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Beazley's nine lives / Over-selling Bill / Dodging the issues

OBITUARY: Vale Bob Browning (1932-2006)

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Death squad allegations against East Timor PM Mari Alkatiri

THE RULE OF LAW: What is wrong with a charter of rights?

THE COLD WAR: Inquiry needed into Soviet subversion

Prof. Walter Starck 'a winner' (letter)

Bid to scuttle pregnancy support services (letter)

No mention of Pauline Hanson or One Nation (letter)

BOOKS: FALLING BLOSSOM: A British officer's enduring love for a Japanese woman

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Bid to scuttle pregnancy support services (letter)


by Brian Harris

News Weekly, June 24, 2006
Sir,

In the last roll of the dice, Australian Democrat Senator Natasha Stott Despoja has put together complicated legislation for Federal Parliament which, if successful, will close down Catholic pregnancy support services.

However, there are good women who staff the phones, 24 hours a day, across the nation, and who give all their support to many women who are terribly frightened that they may be pregnant and don't know what to do.

The issue came under the spotlight when Prime Minister John Howard and Health Minister Tony Abbott decided to give $50 million dollars to help in pregnancy support.

However, Senator Stott Despoja hopes that, under her proposed legislation, pregnancy support services will be heavily fined if they do not comply with her law.

The general public knows what goes on in abortion clinics where innocent unborn babies are killed in their thousands.

God forgive us.

Brian Harris,
Hadfield, Vic.




























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