You will no doubt be aware of the so-called “Reproductive Health” Bill that is before the NSW Parliament. This Bill will have wide-ranging effects on the frequency of abortions across our State as it will mean people can have this procedure for any reason.
The Christian faith encourages us to care for “widows and orphans:, ie to stand up for, and alongside, the weak, vulnerable and powerless. It is therefore important for us to stand alongside, and care for, the women who, for whatever reason, are considering having an abortion. However, it is also important for us to consider the best interests of the children in the womb who obviously cannot speak for themselves.
Can I encourage you to read and consider signing the petition at the back of the Church today, which the Archbishop will take with him this week as he presents to the Social Issues Committee of the Legislative Assembly who are considering this Bill.
Please also pray for a wise and just outcome.