Conservative politicians must stop doing the left's dirty work.
What are were they thinking?
New South Wales politicians tonight voted against amendments requiring an abortionist to administer pain relief to an unborn baby before it is dismembered.
Another amendment to prohibit the sale or supply of body parts from aborted babies also failed.
Sydney’s Daily Telegraph reported:
Several amendments were voted down in the upper house including one that would require doctors to give painkillers to foetuses before termination and another prohibiting the sale or supply of foetal tissue.
Why does this need to remain legal?
The brutality and sheer hardness of heart that is the ugly architecture of abortion was in full view tonight in the NSW Legislative Council.
It is well known that unborn babies feel pain from at least 20 weeks and react to stimuli such as sharp objects from a much earlier gestation.
This has been observed on ultrasound.
Utah in the United States has a Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks.
There was nothing so enlightened tonight as NSW politicians voted for open slather abortion on demand to 22 weeks.
Their bid to carry abortion on demand to birth was blunted by the heroic work of a handful of pro-life MLCs.
Through gritted teeth, abortion proponents’ grudgingly granted an amendment limiting late abortion to the rare circumstances when a mother’s life might be in danger.
Proponents might argue that existing law prohibits the sale of aborted baby parts but why not put it beyond doubt?
Planned Parenthood in the US has been caught red-handed selling hearts and other parts of dead unborn babies to medical research companies.
Proponents also grudgingly granted an amendment banning sex-selection abortions as a way of protecting unborn baby girls from being culled by parents from cultures which prize boys.
The NSW Liberals and NSW Nationals, whose votes and whose leaders’ collaboration were crucial, have much to answer for.
This is a shameful day for Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro who supported a cross-party cabal, which included some of their senior ministers, teaming up with the radical left’s Alex Greenwich to ambush the Parliament.
One small mercy was that the ensuing controversy allowed there to several weeks of valiant push back.
For the first time in 40 years the nation had a somewhat more informed debate. It is clear there is zero community support for sex selection abortion and little for late term abortion.
For abortion ideology to hold water, there must be no limits and nothing that acknowledges the humanity of the unborn baby.
There are serious leaks in both those boats now.
But in the end, it wasn’t enough. The bill passed the upper house 26 votes to 14.
It goes back to the Legislative Assembly tomorrow for rubber stamping and is not expected to be held up.
Not a word breathed before the election, the bill was a complete surprise. It was rushed through early in a four-year-term in the hope voters will forget.
We must never forget.