UPDATE: It seems that the National Platform of the Australian Labor Party was not amended to add a commitment to the full subsidisation of abortions in Australia. However, forces within Labor are still agitating for it. Please continue to sign this petition!
Forces within the Australian Labor Party (ALP) are agitating for a staggering move against life: They want to change their party's National Platform to include a commitment to fully subsidise abortions nationwide, using taxpayer dollars, with not only the cost of abortions covered, but also the costs of transportation to abortion clinics.
This shocking push demands our immediate attention and action.
Consider this: the average cost of a surgical abortion in Australia is at least over $700. And with potentially 100,000 abortions or more occurring annually, the burden on taxpayers will be immense.
This expense will divert funds away from crucial health and welfare measures that desperately need support. Our most vulnerable citizens, including the elderly, those with disabilities, and struggling families, will suffer as a result.
So too will unborn babies.
If the Federal Government makes abortions free, including transportation costs, this will undoubtedly lead to a rise in the number of unborn Australian babies being terminated.
We cannot turn a blind eye to this reality.
Every innocent life matters, and it is our duty to defend and stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves.
Ethically, there is a strong question mark around the rightness of subsidising such a controversial procedure as abortion with tax dollars.
It was American statesman Thomas Jefferson himself who declared that:
"To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
Indeed, if abortions were full subsidised throughout Australia, taxpayers who hold strong pro-life convictions will be forced to contribute to a procedure they believe to be morally wrong—an act of evil in their eyes.
This infringement upon our freedom of conscience is deeply troubling and goes against the core principles of democracy.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has shown commendable resistance against calls to have the Federal Government provide free, taxpayer-subsidised abortions throughout Australia.
He rightly recognizes that this issue falls under the jurisdiction of the States.
However, in the face of the push to change to the National Platform of Mr Albanese's own party, we must make our voices heard now to protect the unborn.
Sign CitizenGO's urgent petition to the Prime Minister, calling on him to hold the line against demands for taxpayer-funded abortions.
Together, we can make a difference and preserve life, family, and freedom.
Let us not delay in taking action. Sign the petition today and share it with your friends, family, and fellow believers. Our united voice will carry the weight of righteousness and stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to protecting innocent lives.