On our interview show this week our guest is Rebecca Gosper who is the Secretary and Spokesperson for Youth for Life Australia, a grassroots movement of Australian young people committed to protecting the lives of the most vulnerable in our society including the elderly, the pregnant, the disabled and the unborn. They played a large part in the defeat of a bill in New South Wales which would have permitted abortion until birth.
We discuss with Rebecca the case for being pro-life and how the case is backed up science and is not just a religious issue. We also bust some of the myths about the pro-life movement and demonstrate that it is about helping vulnerable women and not turning them into criminals, that pro-life activists provide support to women not just during pregnancy but after to make sure they are able to care for their baby and have a fulfilled life. We ask her how does she handle a lot of the vitriol directed at pro-life campaigners as well dealing with the overwhelming bias of the mainstream media on the issue.
We then turn to some of the current challenges we face such as the extreme abortion laws that are being proposed and in some cases passed in various state parliaments in Australia. We also address the push for euthanasia in Australia as well and why it is such a danger. However we finish on a positive note and discuss some of the victories we are seeing, especially in the United States and how the youth are becoming the driving force of the pro-life movement there.
Eroding Unborn Rights: The Contemporary Abortion Debate in Australia
Australian Pro Life Movement Not Defeated After All with NSW Victory
Euthanasia debate: NSW Parliament to consider drafted legislation on assisted dying – ABC News
New Study Shows Pro-Life Gains Among Millennials – National Review