Yes, that’s right, it happened and this is just the beginning of what’s to come. I doubt this event will get much media coverage unless it’s short & negative towards pro-life movements – but it won’t be long before even the media won’t be able to ignore these demonstrations. Here is a brief article from The Australian online news titled Abortion protest hijacks safety showToday at Federation Square, Premier John Brumby unveiled a number of car wrecks to raise awareness of the tagedy of young lives lost on our roads each year. And it is a tragedy as many lives are cut short by these road accidents, most of them as a result of alcohol consumption and speed. Youth 4 Life saw this as an opportunity and so were also there to raise awareness of the loss of lives though the violent and horrific act of abortion. In 2007 the Victorian road toll reached 332 ….. how sad that people don’t realise that the abortion toll reaches 20,000 plus. If we are true to wanting to save lives then it should be across the board. You can’t pick and choose whose life is worth saving – everyone is worth saving, especially the lives of unborn babies.
It was a peaceful demonstration and all went well. The smirk on Mr. Brumby’s face will soon disappear though when he sees that this is not an isolated event attended by a handful of youth. He will constantly be reminded of the abortion toll and the effects it has on women. They will work zealously to re-criminalise abortion, and provide real help and support for women.
Youth for Australia are also taking part and are currently on a ‘recruiting drive’ for members. As this is going to be a nationwide initiative, youth Australia wide are welcome to join. However, we urgently need Melbourne (or from anywhere in Vic) youth (no real age limit) to sign up.