August 7th 2010

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Articles from this issue:

EDITORIAL: Implications of the Labor-Green preference swap

POLITICAL PARTIES: Greens declare war on non-govt schools

NATIONAL AFFAIRS: Christians launch the Canberra Declaration

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Julia Gillard's dwindling policy options

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: A future fund to secure Australia's prosperity

PAID PARENTAL LEAVE: The PPL assault on the family: a solution

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Timorese leaders reject Gillard's asylum scheme

FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Wikileaks points to Pakistan, Iran support for Taliban

TAIWAN: Could China trade pact reduce cross-strait tension?

ESPIONAGE: The unreported history of intelligence wars

CULTURE AND CIVILISATION: The heritage of Western civilisation

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY: Saying yes to heterosexual marriage

OPINION: What Julia Gillard really thinks about men

SCHOOLS: Gillard's dumbed-down, PC approach to geography

Labor using dodgy tactics (letter)

Accessories to murder (letter)

What usury really means (letter)

The DLP and Stalinism in the ALP (letter)

AS THE WORLD TURNS: The gathering storm.

BOOK REVIEW: THE MANCHURIAN PRESIDENT: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists


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Accessories to murder (letter)

by John Young

News Weekly, August 7, 2010


At a conservative estimate, some 70,000 people are murdered in Australia each year. But even at election time few voters pay attention to this fact.

I am referring of course to the killing of unborn babies by surgical abortion. Less than two years ago the law in Victoria was changed to permit, virtually, abortion on demand up to birth.

Late-term abortions, with the baby being cut to pieces or having its brains suctioned out after a hole is made in the skull, must cause great pain. But an amendment requiring that anaesthetic be given to the baby was rejected by the Victorian Parliament.

It is vital that in every election we vote for pro-life candidates and against those who promote abortion. It should be remembered that the right to abortion is a plank of the Australian Labor Party's platform. Each of us should get the facts, talk to people about it, and find out (for instance from pro-life organisations) what the voting record is of the candidates.

Apathy here makes us accessories to the murder of the most innocent human beings.

John Young,
Melbourne, Vic.

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