According to the Australian Christian Lobby’s Wendy Francis, this month’s Queensland election is the most important in Australia’s history when it comes to pro-life issues. Talking to Neil Johnson on Vision’s 20Twenty last week, she explained why what happens in the sunshine state could shape the future of family, faith and freedom in Australia in the coming years.
Opposition leader Deb Frecklington, if elected, has promised to review the current gestational limits in regard to abortion laws, which currently allow pregnancies to be terminated up to the point of birth. Though politicians are not perfect, and we would have to hold her to that promise, Francis says this is a unique chance to show leadership in redeeming the terrible abortion laws we have now.
“She also wants to look at introducing mandatory counselling,” Francis said, “and one of the reasons she wants to do that is because she has a strong focus on domestic violence. And what everyone can see is that there is a strong element of coercion that happens when it comes to abortion.”
Abortion is often framed as a woman’s rights issue, but Francis says this disguises the fact that women are being forced into involuntary abortions. “We’ve had very high profile football girlfriends actually paid money to shut up about their abortions that they have felt coerced into having. So this has been really big business.”