Submission Re: Review of Termination of Pregnancy Laws - December 2017
The Commission asks for submissions to address one or more of 20 listed questions. I choose only Question 1, which asks:
"Who should be permitted to perform, or assist in performing, lawful terminations of pregnancy?"
The answer, in the light of Natural Law is, NO ONE!
A Civil Law which does not accord with Natural Law, in its very nature, is a corruption of law.
The questions must be asked:
Who is the owner of a person's life? The answer, is in the question.
Who owns the mother's life? Patently obvious - the mother.
Who owns the unborn baby's life? The mother? Of course not!
The baby's life is singularly its own.
Who then may 'lawfully', justly, steal from the baby the possession of its own inviolable, innocent life? Its mother? A surgeon?
Natural Law insists every parent's first duty is to see to, and nurture, the well-being of the child.
How then may any Government Authority ever, justly, render itself party to stealing from the child, its sacrosanct life?
The answer, of course, is never! Such, is simply not 'justly', possible.
Bring this scenario into 'The Court of The Just Judge'.
All parties to the theft must face the question: "How do you plead to the charge?" They can only ever, justly plead, "Guilty!" Guilty, in company with all who share, world-wide, in the performance of these heinous theft-crimes committed against the humanity of defenceless unborn citizens. What other judgement, but 'Guilty as charged', could the 'Just Judge' possibly deliver? And what penalty?
Please now refer to my accompanying previous submission to Parliamentarians regarding this same matter.
Dear Member of Parliament,
Legislation RE: INCIPIENT HUMAN LIFE
How may any government or politician of right conscience choose to ignore the entitlements decreed in the
HUMAN RIGHTS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ACT 1986
SCHEDULE 3: DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD, which include:
"Whereas the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care,
including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth."
IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND AUTONOMY OF EVERY PERSON, the following TRUTHS must be respected.
In conclusion, all of the above acts (procured abortion, all IVF procedures, including cloning, and voluntary euthanasia) violate the integrity and dignity of the human person. All such acts are thereby clearly intrinsically immoral and forbidden under Natural Moral Law.
Every Civil Law, to be truly just, must comply with Natural Law.
True love permits/does no harm, not even to one. True Law permits no evil, not even to one.