Treasurer for the Australian state of New South Wales, Australia, Dominic Perrottet, has now been selected as the new Premier for the region. Perrottet has been known for his pro-life views and his opposition to a recent abortion law in 2019.
The Termination of Pregnancy Act was introduced in Queensland, Australia by the Labour Government in 2018, allowing for abortion to be provided on demand until 22 weeks, and with doctors approval until birth. Yet, despite claims that abortion rates had not gone up in Queensland since the legalisation of abortion, the number of abortions taking place have in fact increased by 58%.
In Australia a major victory has been scored against radical abortion bill and the New South Wales Parliament has been rocked by one of the biggest petitions ever presented to it. There were gasps in the parliament chamber as Greg Donnelly MLC had staff members carry in the document boxes containing the almost 60,000 signatures while he was tabling the pro-life petition in the The Legislative Council (upper house) of the New South Wales Parliament.
The RTÉ documentary 'Her body, Our babies' made for deeply uncomfortable viewing on several levels. The Indian 'surrogates' featured in the programme are women who live in poverty and who are paid a fraction of the substantial sums paid to clinics for their services to Western couples.
Pro-life activists are today staging witnesses outside Irish embassies in London and Washington DC in support of the Irish people who are under threat of abortion legislation being undemocratically foisted on them.
The election of Pope Francis has been warmly welcomed by pro-life leaders across the world, who point to his strong defence of the right to life of every human being throughout his time as Archbishop and Cardinal of the Church.