The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The Good:

The Tablet[1], a Catholic UK outlet reports that for the 12th time since 1997 the British government has rejected a move to legalise euthanasia.

Amendment 170 to the Health and Social Care Bill would have forced the British government to introduce assisted suicide legislation in the near future. But members of the House of Lords, Britain’s second political chamber, rejected the amendment, 179-145, following a March 16 debate.

The defeat of the amendment represents the 12th time in 25 years that the British Parliament has dismissed an attempt to legalise assisted suicide, which is punishable under the 1961 Suicide Act by up to 14 years in jail.

Praise the Lord!

Pray that the British people will not tolerate assisted suicide under the pretense of compassion

The Bad:

The Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide bill, or formally known as the “Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021” will continue to be debated in the NSW Upper House, after the debate was adjourned on Wed 23 Feb 2022.

Please pray for the bill to fail

Please pray that instead of suicide, people can find eternal life in the Lord

If you haven’t already, please sign this petition against the bill:

The Ugly:

The estimated number of induced abortions in Australia in 2003 was 84,218[2] and in 2017, it was 88,287[3]. There are hundreds of thousands of these that has happened in our country, and according to a pro-abortion data collection organisation (Guttmacher Institute), there 73 million abortions[4] per year.

24 weeks old aborted featus – Copyright © The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. All rights reserved.

When the Allied soldiers saw the victims of the holocaust when they liberated concentration camps, they were horrified but gained conviction on who they are fighting for.

In the same way, the image above is horrifying; but it shows us who we’re fighting for.

Please pray for the Lord to protect these unborn children

Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9

– Patrick, Riverwood Punchbowl Anglican Church. 28/03/2022


[2] Grayson, Hargreaves, J., & Sullivan, E. A. (2005). Use of routinely collected national data sets for reporting on induced abortion in Australia. AIHW National Perinatal Statistics Unit.

[3] Keogh, Gurrin, L. C., & Moore, P. (2021). Estimating the abortion rate in Australia from National Hospital Morbidity and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data. Medical Journal of Australia, 215(8), 375–376.