First published October 10, 2006, in the Sydney Morning Herald, and reproduced with permission of the author. To be “hot, hot, hot” is not a fitting encouragement for five- and six-year-olds, writes Emma Rush. BRAS for eight-year-olds. Lip gloss for six-year-olds. Fashion and gossip magazines for girls from age five. The sexualisation of children is […]
Many readers may recall the community and political debates about the appropriate regulatory and classification response to pornography that took place during the 1980s and 90s in Australia. Incorporated into Australia’s Classification Scheme in 1984, the X classification was wrestled into its current liberal formulation over nearly 20 years of political wrangling and heated community […]
Defenders of human life are again required to protest against cloning of human embryos for research. This time it is the Victorian government, introducing a conscience vote to amend the state’s Infertility Treatment Act to allow cloning by somatic cell nuclear transfer, so that an embryo is created from which stem cells would be harvested. […]
The cost to families While detailed submissions may be difficult to compile, a large number of letters with anecdotal evidence, based on personal experiences and observations concerning extended families, neigh-bours, friends and workmates, would impress on the committee that this is a real social problem, involving real people and requiring real responses. Most people are […]
Senator Kerry Nettle described it as an outrage. Eva Cox of the Women’s Electoral Lobby said it was the Government wanting to control women. And abortion activist Leslie Cannold declared it a tragedy. What dreadful thing had befallen the women of Australia?
During the 2004 election, there was a substantial amount of discussion about whether or not “pro-life” legislation effectively reduces the incidence of abortion. Some religious leaders and political commentators urged pro-life voters to consider issues besides abortion when voting. Most of them argued that there is little that elected officials can do to stop abortion […]
Regular readers of The Post-Abortion Review have frequently read my suggestions regarding the need to go beyond the Pennsylvania model of standard informed consent which was upheld by the Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The Elliot Institute has now finished preparation of model legislation which, we believe, will be both more effective and […]
Before I begin, I wish to thank the pro-life students for courageously standing up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and pro-choice students for being willing to listen to someone with a different point of view. I know, from FFL’s work on Capitol Hill, that we are capable of working together.
The secret is out – one in three pregnancies in Australia ends in abortion and seven out of ten Australians think that this abortion rate is too high. Australians are publicly talking about abortion again. Additionally, hurting post abortive women are courageously breaking the silence and causing us to question whether abortion is the panacea […]