‘Abortion’ Category Archives

15
Dec

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD ABUSE: did it do any good?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, crime, Family, Modern Church, Recent Developments, Youth

Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sex Abuse is over.
Commissioner Justice Peter McClellan has made his speech about how “the nation thanks the survivors”.
The Royal Commission received allegations from over 4000 people regarding abuse by Catholic Church workers.
Which is shameful.
Does the Commission, however, distort the context?
Their eagerness to discredit the Catholic Church seems almost to outweigh any interest in reducing overall child abuse in Australia.
Were thecommissioners unaware of just how common abuse is in the general community?
GP doctors encounter its effects, day in, day out, week in, week out….
It’s everywhere.
Most victims, of course, have never even met a priest.
Who they have met is their mother’s latest boyfriend, their uncle, their big brother, their sport coach etc.
Yes, the Church has done badly.
The rest of society, has done – and is doing – worse.
Pretending it’s mainly a Church problem is dishonest and helps nobody.

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23
Nov

RE “SAME-SEX” OR “MULTI-GENDER” MARRIAGE: is Mr. Dean Smith and accompilces pulling our leg?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Common Sense, Family, Lifestyle, Media, Politics

The “Marriage Amendment Bill” proposed by Dean Smith MP is about whether any two Australians may marry “regardless of their sex or gender”.
Some politicians previously posing as conservatives apparently intend voting for the amendment.
Like Nationals MP for Mallee, Andrew Broad, saying his vote will “follow the national result”. (The Australian, November 16, page 8)
Does he mean the recent plebiscite on marriage by “same-sex couples”?
But “same-sex couples” doesn’t mean the same as “regardless of gender”….
Gender-ideology is a new world of imagined multiple gender-identities – “fluid”, “non-binary” etc. – promoted by cultic indoctrinators populating our schools, media etc.
MP’s can’t “follow the national vote”. There has been no national vote – not about what D. Smith and supporters are promoting.
If the Nationals weaken on this, supporters may drop them and look elsewhere for genuine conservatives.
Perhaps the Shooters Party, Senator Bernardi’s Conservatives — or somebody else?

17
Oct

PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE MEXICO CITY POLICY: abortion here compared with there.

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Politics

Adolph Hitler is supposed to have said, “We don’t ask you to kill Jews. We just want you not to stop us killing Jews.”
Australia’s abortionist doctors and their supporters seem to be saying, “You don’t need to kill babies. Just don’t stop us killing them.”
In parts of Australia, GP doctors are obliged by state law to do baby-murders or — if a bit squeamish about murdering personally – to refer would-be aborting mothers to doctors with fewer hang-ups.
Meanwhile, President Trump recently reinstituted America’s “Mexico City Policy” which prohibits US agencies from providing or funding abortions overseas.
This Policy, enacted in 1984 by President Reagan, scrapped under Clinton and Obama, is now eventually restored as from 15 May 2017.
Mr. Trump has also slashed funding to top local abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
So, if you don’t like Donald for whatever reason, bear in mind that he’s at least in a different category of human being from many murderous individuals holding top jobs around Australia.

21
Aug

“INEQUALITY”: election-winning slogan, if used dishonestly enough….

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Death, Justice, Lifestyle, Politics, Truth

Last month, Mr. Bill Shorten said in a newsworthy speech: “The system as it stands is accelerating inequality rather than addressing it.”
He plans to boost the “inequality” slogan from now until next election – and thus become Prime Minister.
If Mr. Shorten really believed in equality, wouldn’t he be lobbying to end abortion?
Mr. Shorten and friends choose to declare unborn humans unequal, i.e. non-human, and thus OK to kill.
How is that different from (unfortunate example) declaring Jews non-human?
George Orwell’s famous book “Animal Farm” has one power-broker declaring how all individuals are equal — but some more equal than others….
In another book – less famous – we learn what Orwell, as an egalitarian, thought about abortion.
The book is called “Keep the Aspidistra Flying”.
Mr. Shorten should read it.
We should all read it.

7
Aug

AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION CREDIBILITY SELF-DESTRUCTS: ideology trumps facts in AMA statement on same-sex “marriage”.

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Australia, Beauty, Celebrities, Ethics, Family, Health, Politics, Science

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has issued a 2017 “position statement” claiming, amongst other things, that:
(1) “LGTBIQ-identifying individuals” having the highest rates of suicidality of any population group is “a consequence of discrimination and stigmatization…rather than a symptom of the orientation itself.”
(2) There is research highlighting that health and psychosocial outcomes for children raised in same-sex parented families are “on a par with, and in some aspects comparatively better than, children raised in heterosexual parented families.”
Ex-AMA head, Prof Kerryn Phelps, commented, “I don’t think the religious, cultural right-wing conservatives now have anywhere to hide….”
Conservatives probably don’t want to hide.
What they might like is to get some media space to demonstrate that:
Claim (1) relies on one only piece of 14-year old research which is based on statistically-unsound methodology and ignores other more recent research suggesting the opposite.
Claim (2) likewise is based on selective samples of research while ignoring other peer-reviewed research evidence whci shows that “the longer social scientists study the question, the more evidence of harm is found….”
An 18-page “Medical Critique” of the AMA Position Statement prepared by a groupf doctors headed by Dr Chris Middleton, former AMA State President, can be accessed on the internet.
https://critiqueama.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/medical-critique-of-the-ama-position-statement-on-marriage-equality.pdf

24
Jul

GENDER DYSPHORIA: existent, non-existent or existent-but-vanishingly-rare? is it the exception that over-rides every rule?

by Arnold Jago in Abortion, Common Sense, Ethics, Health, Lifestyle, Politics

Special clinics for children with suspected “gender dysphoria” are getting busier.
Protagonists of the “Safe Schools” program say one child in 25 is affected. Many are submitted to hormone treatments etc.
Official figures (published 2013) suggest that, in fact, less than one in 40 children have “dysphoric” symptoms, even on a temporary basis.
And that most of them, if left alone, spontaneously lose their symptoms.
Long-term dysphoria persisting into adulthood affects no more than 14 persons per million population.
None of this proves anything much except that fanatics – including gender-fluidity fanatics – don’t mind bending statistics.
This whole issue is obviously not one of statistics.
It’s a philosophical and ethical problem.
Is there, or is there not, such a thing as Natural Moral Law?
If there is, then we should abide by it.
(source: DSM-5)