In response to many letters requesting the Government not use the Covid 19 emergency to change abortion laws, South Australia’s Chief Public Health Officer wrote: “The current legislation on abortion was not specifically changed by the Covid-19 Emergency Response Act.  Accordingly, the legislation governing pregnancy terminations remains as agreed by Parliament prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The decision to not change the legislation on abortion was influenced by the fact that there was no evidence that this health service had been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”  This is clear evidence that the authorities considered, but decided against, changing the SA abortion laws under the Covid-19 Emergency Powers.  They are to be commended for this.

It is also a great encouragement for the hundreds who wrote asking that the emergency powers to change the SA emergency laws be not used.  There is no doubt that this response was influential in the decision to not change the laws.  There is also no doubt that the many prayers that were offered were answered.  It remains true that the effective fervent prayers of the righteous have much effect (James 5:16).  But the abortion proliferators are not done.  Last week a new “Coalition” was again calling for loosening of medical abortion laws under the pretext of the Covid-19 including the removal of the need for ultrasounds to assess the stage of the pregnancy.  Let us pray that the coming abortion-to-birth bill will be defeated!

Source: Australian Christian Lobby

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