IT SHOULD come as no surprise that Labor’s proposed Abortion Law is being met with a lot of outcry and opposition.
Using politically correct terminology, they refer to abortion as “women’s health issues” and “medical procedures” in an attempt to disguise the seriousness of the matter and make it as easy as possible to access.
But why should the termination of a life be so easy to access?
The abortion law should provide restraints and safeguards that reflect the seriousness of such an action.
I can’t understand how Labor can seek to devalue pregnancy in this way, where, in one circumstance, a baby is the most precious gift in the world and, in another, it is in danger of being regarded as something akin to an unwanted body part that requires a “medical procedure”.
Labor’s proposed law will allow abortion “on demand” up to 22 weeks and then up until birth with the consent of two doctors.
However, there are no effective restraints in this law to prevent the possibility of babies being aborted at these late stages for any reason.
Under our existing law, it is legal to have an abortion if a doctor believes a woman’s physical or mental health is in danger, and so we have more than 10,000 abortions each year in Queensland and no convictions.
Yet in their determination to give women the “right to choose”, Labor seems to have forgotten what’s really at stake here: a life. A developing, human life.
Surely we should tread carefully on such an issue and err on the side of caution and restraint. NICOLE YOUNG Obi Obi