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Thursday, 22 December 2016 09:02

Reminiscence from a Veteran Pro-lifer

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 [End of Les Jones' section.]

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label="Text" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" use_border_color="off" border_color="#ffffff" border_style="solid"] Christine Healey closed her Carlton abortuary in 2011, eventually abandoned her career as an abortionist, and is now an exhibiting artist. You can read a 2014 interview with Healey here: The Journey of Dr. Christine Healey in Medicine. From the article:

There were lots of challenges but I still consider the demonstrations by anti-abortion groups as the “biggest” challenge. These protestors made it difficult for persons to access my clinic. The Tasmanian government is the only government in Australia that has so called “access zone” legislation whereby persons entering clinics are legally protected from demonstrators. Obviously access zone legislation needs to be introduced and enforced in all Australian states and territories.

This quote contains a few falsehoods. For example, as Les Jones stated above, access to abortion facility entrances only occurred a few times, decades ago. In the years immediately prior to the introduction of exclusion-zones, aborting mothers weren't hindered from entering facilities by pro-lifers. Additionally, we see the usual pro-abortion contradiction: promoting 'choice' by reducing choice. 'Safe-access zones' reduce options for aborting mothers. But they guarantee income for abortionists. Finally, in a bizarre example of our culture's love of death, Healey was given the honour of a medal of the Order of Australia in 2011. (Source here.)

For service to the community through family planning and women's health. Private practitioner, Family Planning Centre Carlton, 1983-2011. Involved in educating doctors on Family Planning issues as a guest lecturer, Family Planning Victoria, for 10 years.

Call me cynical, but I fail to see how killing future generations of Australians benefits Australia. But such is life in the nihilistic 21st century. 

Les Jones

Retired geneticist, pro-life veteran

Les is a retired geneticist who worked several years with the dairy industry. When he first learned genetics over 50 years ago, geneticists all regarded the unborn as a stage in the life of a person. His interest in pro-life work began in 1973 when the McKenzie-Lamb bill was presented in Federal Parliament to legalise abortion in the ACT. Fortunately, it failed, but the pro-abortion advocates did not stop.

Les took part in the annual Right to Life Annual Walks in Victoria for over 20 years, coordinating several of them. In recent years, his pro-life involvement has been more sporadic. Les produces an email newsletter for his Hoppers Crossing parish group, which contains a strong pro-life message.