Abortion to birth has been written into law in South Australia. Unborn babies can now be disposed of on demand up to 22 weeks and six days in South Australia, and under certain conditions they can be aborted right up to the moment of birth. The horrific legislation passed 29 to 15 last week after some 20 hours of debate. Fortunately several amendments were made to the Bill before it was passed. These were that there is a ban on sex-selection abortions and a requirement for counselling, as well as information on abortion risks and alternatives such as adoption. Babies born alive after an abortion will now be given the same care as other babies after birth.
The result of last week’s vote should prompt some sober reflection for our society and for the church specifically. Five thousand people “Walked for Life” in opposition to the abortion legislation. Many Pastors spoke up on this issue in ways they have not in the past. Many marched in support of life, again an unprecedented effort. Many believers are now waking up to the evil unfolding in our midst, but this time the church’s response has been too little, too late. Those who were active are to be commended. But the fight for life needs to be embraced by the whole church: countless believers still need to be aroused.
Source: Compiled by APN from various sources