Disabled Euthanasia

For the first time a comprehensively articulated disability-perspective based position statement has been published in Australia as states such as South Australia and Tasmania consider euthanasia. For position statement: http://proliving.blogspot.com/2011/03/disability-position-statement-on.html

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POSTED 19 Apr 2011
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NSW Election

The Christian Democratic in the NSW parliament regained a seat at the State election that was held March 26. Paul Green was elected and will sit alongside Fred Nile. They will hold the balance of power along with the Shooters Party. Gordon Moyles who left the CDP in the last term and joined with Family First, lost his seat. The Greens performed below expectations and have lost their balance of power to the CDP.

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POSTED 19 Apr 2011
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Suicide Prevalent

On average 230 Western Australians take their lives each year, well above the average annual road toll of 191, according to Minister for Mental Health, Helen Morton. She was speaking at the Prevalence, Prevention and Early Response to Suicide seminar on March 31. For press release: http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=138781

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POSTED 19 Apr 2011
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Contraception Factor

Contraception is the underlying factor responsible for today’s scourge of unwed pregnancies, single-parent families, sexually transmitted diseases, deficient fatherhood, and high abortion rate, says a prominent family expert, Patrick Fagan. For story: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/contraception-underlying-cause-of-breakdown-of-family-sexual-morality-says

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Unborn Killer Jailed

A New South Wales central coast woman whose van hit a pregnant woman, killing her unborn baby on Christmas Day 2009, has been sentenced to nine months’ jail. An estimated 100,000 abortions are carried out in Australia each year. For story: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/31/3179195.htm

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POSTED 19 Apr 2011
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Youth House

The State Govt has given $50,000 to the Henri Nouwen House Youth Project in Bridgetown. Established in 1992, the house offers support and education to families affected by alcohol or drug dependency with the overall aim of empowering youth to make positive life choices. For press release: http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/Results.aspx?ItemID=138987

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Abortion Funding

Saltshakers reports in their April 2011 Journal that the Australian Govt gave the International Planned Parenthood Federation $9m and $63,426 to Marie Stopes International, another abortion provider.

Action: Saltshakers asks people to write to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott asking that no AusAid funds be given to Planned Parenthood for any reason.

 

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Philippines Under Fire

Steve Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute, says that well-funded foreign population control and abortion organisations are behind the “Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health And Population And Development Act Of 2011”. The Act fixes the ideal family size at two children. Mosher says that it will give further impetus to social engineering projects, already underway in the Philippine Department of Health and other government departments, to reduce family size. In our experience at PRI, any time a government sets population targets of any kind, it leads to human rights abuses.

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China Crackdown

A leading Beijing “underground” church has been left homeless amidst China’s biggest crackdown in decades on churches. For story: http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=25735

Or: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/new-targets-in-chinas-crackdown-on-critics/story-e6frg6so-1226033589488

 

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Vietnam Crackdown

Christianity continues to grow in Vietnam despite continued persecution. Estimates say that there are 2 million Christians, up from 100,000 in 1975. International evangelist Luis Palau will travel to Vietnam in April to participate in the first celebrations of the establishment of the country’s Protestant church since the end of the Vietnam War. It will mark the 100th anniversary of Vietnam’s Protestant Church. Meanwhile, according to Human Rights Watch, minority Christians in Vietnam have faced increasing persecutions in recent days. For story on celebrations: http://www.sightmagazine.com.au/stories/worldview.php

On persecutions: http://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportID=92324

 

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