The Rudd government has just announced that it has overturned the ban on foreign aid funds going to abortion services. Following in the wake of the pro-death Obama administration, the Rudd government has simply slavishly followed suit.
Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said of the decision: “The Government has now completed its review and I have decided to change the Family Planning Guidelines for Australia’s overseas development assistance program to support the same range of family planning services for women in developing countries as are supported for women in Australia, subject to the national laws of the relevant nation concerned”.
Here are the closing lines of the report in the Australian: “He said Australian and international NGOs will continue to be able to choose what services they deliver in line with their own philosophies and policies. Australia will also provide additional funding of up to $15 million over four years through UN agencies and NGOs for family planning and reproductive health activities to help reduce maternal deaths. This is part of Australia’s commitment to advance the Millennium Development Goals and to improve child and maternal health.”
In case you missed it, let me repeat the last line: “This is part of Australia’s commitment to advance the Millennium Development Goals and to improve child and maternal health.” Let’s see if I got this straight: the government’s idea of improving a child’s health is to kill it. Am I missing something here?
Just how does snuffing out the life of an unborn child contribute to improving its health? Even Orwellian doublespeak could not come up with that sort of rubbish. The brave new world we live in means we can call any vice a virtue, and any virtue a vice. We can call black white and white black, and do so with a straight face.
And of course Kevin Rudd campaigned before the election in an effort to win over gullible and naive Christians. He tried to paint himself as one of us. Sorry, but anyone who thinks baby killing is compatible with biblical Christianity is not on my side. He is on the other side, end of story.
And of course inundating a nation with truckloads of contraceptives does nothing to help the health of women either. What most women – and men and children – need in poor countries are basics like food, water, shelter, and clothing. Not massive stockpiles of IUDs and Norplant.
As Senator Ron Boswell said, removing the ban will simply drain funding from these much needed life-saving services: “Which services would we have to cut in order to provide abortion services? Medicine, a village well, food, birthing kits?”
The Obama government and the Rudd government are really mirror images of each other. Both leaders were shrewd and calculating, knowing that they had to deceive ignorant evangelicals into believing that they would somehow do the right thing by them. Others of us warned that this was all smoke and mirrors.
We knew full well the records of both Rudd and Obama were hardly faith-friendly, let alone family-friendly or life-friendly. Now we are in the situation where all the warnings – which fell on so many deaf ears – are coming to pass. All the anti-life and anti-family initiatives are nicely flowing from these two governments.
The New Testament clearly warns about deception running rampant in the last days. It seems that in these two countries at least, the deception has been rolling in fast and furious. If these two men are “Christian” leaders, I hate to imagine what non-Christian leaders will be like.