Friday, November 21, 2008

Disabled baby Abortion Call Angers MP

Nationals Senator Ron Boswell, has accused The Australian Reproductive Health Alliance of thinking "typical of the Hitler regime" after it suggested abortion was a cheaper alternative to looking after children with severe disabilities.

The Australian Reproductive Health Alliance, which is a radical anti life group, said removing a Medicare rebate for second-trimester abortions would save the government about $180,000 a year while funding support services for children born with severe disabilities would cost far more, it said in a submission to a Senate committee inquiry.

I wonder where the anti discrimination laws are in this country?

Senator Ron Boswell, a strident pro-life supporter, described the submission as "offensive".

"Its underlying premise that some lives are worth less than others because they will cost too much to support, this is the kind of thinking that was typical of the Hitler regime," he told the Senate on Thursday.

Removing the abortion rebate would help cut the abortion rate in Australia and save many unborn children's lives.

Family First senator Steve Fielding said the rebate should be abolished.

Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce said he believed that abortion should be banned."We determine the value of someone's life because we want to see it through our eyes and not through theirs, in fact we don't even give them the opportunity of seeing life through their eyes at all and that is the crux of this issue," he told the Senate.

It is sad that a group like the ARHA would even exist in Australia. Its obvious discrimination against the unborn and in particular those who have disabilities is just outrageous. It is a perverse philosophy that sees people in terms of a monetary value. Rather than see the disabled as people to be loved they are seen as an expense and financial burden on society. Shame on you Australian Reproductive Health Alliance.

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