Every year, all around Australia, babies remarkably survive failed abortions – and are then left to die anyway.
Potentially life-saving care could be given, but it’s not.
Almost every state and territory lacks laws that require doctors to provide care.
In most recent parliamentary debates on radical abortion laws, the idea of protection for children born alive has been callously rejected.
The heartlessness of many MPs is appalling. But there are exceptions.
Queensland MP George Christensen is taking a bold stand for the unborn.
Using Australia’s international obligations (the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights) Mr Christensen has prepared federal legislation that would make up for state and territory failings.
Mr Christensen’s Human Rights (Children Born Alive Protection) Bill 2021 would give surviving children the best chance possible, by requiring health practitioners to treat such babies like any other baby – with a duty to provide medical care or treatment.
Unsurprisingly, the abortion industry has attacked the bill for responding to a “myth”. That’s why it’s crucial that we support the bill.
It’s important that we support Mr Christensen’s goal of gaining Government support – but we’re going to go a step further.
We’re asking you to send a quick message to your local Federal MP and all senators from your state or territory.
We need them to get behind this bill.
It’s shocking to realise the almost complete lack of protection for children born alive from failed abortions.
It’s incredible that we should need federal MPs to intervene – and relying on our international obligations – but, thankfully, they have that ability.
Whether they will act depends, in large part, on the voice we now raise for the voiceless.
Please use this form to send a message to your representatives in Canberra.
After a massive mobilisation in South Australia earlier this year, we actually saw some protections for children born alive there. So, it can be done.
If we combine our voices across the country, there’s no reason why we couldn’t see laws rolled out nationally.
Australia’s unborn deserve better, so please have your say.