“Vote for Life”: a comment by Bishop Michael Smith

With less than a week to go to the referendum, there remains a lot of confusion among the electorate about what the proposal entails.

We are not voting on a solution to the complex cases that have touched the hearts and minds of many people.

We are voting on whether to take away the only legal protection in the Constitution for all unborn children – healthy babies in the womb as well as babies who may have a life-limiting disability.

Our faith requires us to be compassionate but let me be clear – there is no semblance of compassion involved in ending the life of any child in the womb. 

I urge you to cast your vote for a society that cherishes the equal right to life of every person.  You can do this by voting NO on Friday.

 

Michael Smith.

 

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