July 19th 2008


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COVER STORY / MERCHANTS OF SLEAZE: Sexualised marketing targets young girls

EDITORIAL: Throwing cold water on global warming

FOREIGN INVESTMENT: Australia's sovereignty at stake

CANBERRA OBSERVED: The economic costs of the Garnaut Report

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: WA Liberals sliding towards defeat

REGIONAL COMMUNITIES: Could an Asian regional grouping work?

EUTHANASIA: I'm not sick - can I commit suicide too?

UNITED STATES: Health care - America's shame

EDUCATION: What is the advantage of rote-learning?

SCHOOLS: Political correctness rules in the classroom

STRAWS IN THE WIND: Faith restored / Buyers' remorse / French resistance / New world disorder / Back to my favourite bête noire / America

Natasha Stott Despoja a trail-blazer? (letter)

Partial-birth abortion (letter)

BOOKS: THE CHINA FANTASY: Why capitalism will not bring democracy to China, by James Mann

DVD: APOCALYPSE? NO! Why global warming is not a crisis, by Christopher Monckton

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Natasha Stott Despoja a trail-blazer? (letter)


by Denise M. Cameron

News Weekly, July 19, 2008
Sir,

According to her valedictory speech, the happiest time in departing Australian Democrats Senator Natasha Stott Despoja's parliamentary career was when she worked to legalise the abortion drug RU486, stymie voluntary pregnancy counselling services, allow embryonic stem-cell research and lobby for funding of overseas abortions.

Perhaps she should tell that to Llywela Jones the grieving mother of 18-year-old Manon Jones, the 14th woman to die from RU486.

She might tell that to Western Australia's parliamentarians who recently turned the tide on a science that is unethical and unnecessary. They understood the world of stem-cell science has so radically changed since she voted for cloning that there is no longer any compelling argument for it and this blighted science can be left to wither on the vine.

She might tell that to the selfless volunteer pregnancy counsellors whose services she so vindictively tried to destroy, because they refused to suggest death for the babies whose mothers they counsel.

She might try telling the mothers of East Timor that the best Australia can do for them is to pay doctors to abort their babies.

She should try telling the four surviving children of Dame Enid Lyons that she (Natasha Stott Despoja) considers herself the trail-blazer. Their mother was the first woman elected to federal parliament - after she had had 12 children.

Denise M. Cameron,
President, Pro Life Victoria,
Hawthorn, Vic.




























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