November 2nd 2019


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COVER STORY Murray-Darling Basin Plan based on debunked science

CANBERRA OBSERVED What does it take to knock down GetUp?

TECHNOLOGY Beijing's push to dominate world supply of electronics components

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Hong Kong protestors speak candidly to NCC, as Xi threat calls Tiananmen to mind

LIFE ISSUES Of foetuses and fallacies

LIFE ISSUES To hold the hand ... an answer to euthanasia

LIFE ISSUES Melbourne and Brisbane on the march

QUEENSLAND AFA/NCC forum addresses euthanasia legislation

THE ENVIRONMENT Fresh visit to the Great Barrier Reef in its death throes

COLD WAR HISTORY Was the Vietnam War worth fighting?

HUMOUR England United, and all that ... but with Hume?

MUSIC Usage and abusage: Words what got rhythm

CINEMA AND CULTURE The mirror of villainy

BOOK REVIEW Eclectic example of genre of decline

BOOK REVIEW Brief battle a model for combined arms

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ABC survey finds majority agree there is unfair discrimination against religious Australians

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LIFE ISSUES
Melbourne and Brisbane on the march


by Peter Kelleher

News Weekly, November 2, 2019

The annual March for the Babies, held each year close to the anniversary of the passing of the 2008 Victorian abortion law, one of the worst in the Western world, took place this year on October 12. Victoria’s abortion law allows abortion up to the very moment preceding birth, and tramples the conscience rights of health professionals who wish to have nothing to do with the taking of innocent human lives just as the buds are about the blossom.

This year it was largely incident free, although there was a small number of counter-marchers, whose messages, were it not for the liberal spray of obscenities, would merely have left the pro-life marchers scratching their heads.

These counter, or anti-protestors, whipped themselves into a fury as they fulminated against fascists and Nazis who were nowhere in sight; unless they meant the Daughters of the King Choir, or the babies in prams and the infants in arms that were everywhere in evidence among the marchers. Evidence to them that, even in 2019, “blobs of tissue” and “zygotes” and “embryos” were still escaping the Reaper and finding their way into the world in cunning disguises.

Upwards of 4,000 joined the march, a big rise on last year’s numbers of about 2,500. And, as remarked on the day, a younger generation is stepping up in the train of their elders in ever greater numbers in defence of the unborn.

Although the mainstream media chose to ignore the march – or downplayed it in deference to the truly disruptive protests that went on all week in favour of saving the planet – the presence of several alternative media outlets covering the march meant that word got out nevertheless, despite the spin and censorship from such as Channel 9 (read Fairfax).

The parallel March for Life, organised by Cherish Life Queensland, that took place in Brisbane, likewise shunned by the mainstream media, attracted some 2,000 marchers, a fantastic turnout.

The large youth contingent there, too, smiling and fresh, is eager to take up the baton from their elders of defending life from conception to natural death.

Images from the Melbourne March for the Babies 2019. Photos: Chris McCormack 

NSW MLA Nathaniel Smith addresses the crowd
outside the Victorian State Parliament.


 




























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