So, I felt moved to write something about the recent happenings regarding the governing of our fair country…
Our new Prime Minister, the Honourable Julie Gillard has ousted Kevin Rudd and taken the top position. This is indeed nothing new, and what I write here is most likely to be re-hashing old news, but I felt somewhat moved to comment on what this may mean for the country.
As soon as I found out what had happened I posted the following question as my faccebook status: Does anyone know??? what's Julia's voting record regarding life issues? Indeed, I had a fair idea, but I was wanting to have people give it some thought. And, as I thought, that simple question was the impetus for some considerable debate. For those of you who are somewhat unaware I’ll give you a brief run-down of her stance on these issues and what it might mean for us here in Australia.
The elevation of Julia Gillard to the top job of Australian politics is being touted as a victory for women across Australia, and it seems to me as though this will be one of the central items in her election campaign. "A woman Prime Minister?!" It’s never been done before.
I see some similarities with Obama’s campaign. Focus on this being a first for the nation and it really doesn’t matter what the individual’s policies are. But, let’s look a little deeper.
Julia Gillard is a founding member of the political movement ‘Emily’s List’ a faction within the Australian Labor Party which seeks to promote ‘progressive’ women in politics. "First established in the United States, Emily's List is a feminist organisation which raises money to have pro-abortion women elected to parliament. It functions within the Democratic Party in the US and the ALP in Australia. Emily's List candidates also support "equity", i.e., the preferential hiring and promotion of women, and "diversity", meaning homosexual rights [redefining the time honoured institution of marriage]...It claims to have 3,000 members and to have helped 115 women into state and federal parliaments."
This is pretty scary stuff folks. And Julia Gillard lives up to all that her membership in this organisation requires - she has a particularly nasty anti-life voting record:
"Julia Gillard voted in favour of destroying humans in the embryonic stage of life for the sake of scientific research.
Reference Pg 144 (127) Hansard Prohibition Of Human Cloning For Reproduction And The Regulation Of Human Embryo Research Amendment Bill 2006
Julia Gillard voted in favour of legalizing the use of RU486, a drug which causes the death of the unborn child, and has also killed women from consequent heavy bleeding.
Reference. Pg. 52 (70) Hansard Thursday 16th February 2006. Therapeutic Goods Amendment (Repeal Of Ministerial Responsibility For Approval Of Ru486) Bill 2005."
My initial reaction was one of alarm… To have someone like that in the top political position in this country is indeed a scary prospect. Should someone who is a self-proclaimed socialist with radical tendencies be the prime minister of this country. It is time to mobilise and do something about this sad state of affairs. People need to be made aware of the dangers in having such an anti-life leader in our country.
We need to pray. Pray for her. Pray for the unborn. Pray for our nation.