Australian Labor Party’s “extreme abortion plans this election”

By Penny Hoffmann

According to Ten News Australia, the Australian Labor Party has recently pushed for uniformed pregnancy termination laws, and billions of dollars of Commonwealth cash could be withheld from the states in an attempt to make it easier for women to access publicly funded abortions.

According to The Guardian, “In March, Labor pledged to work towards full decriminalization of abortion, open a reproductive health clinic to offer terminations in Tasmania, and require public hospitals to provide termination services”.

ABC News reported that Federal Labor is promising commonwealth funding for a Tasmanian abortion clinic and is using commonwealth funding to pressure all states and territories to make abortions more readily available in public hospitals.

ABC News also stated that the Tasmanian Government has agreed with a women’s health centre to “provide low-cost abortions”:

“In November, the Government revealed it had come to an agreement with Hampton Park Women’s Health Centre to provide low-cost abortions.

“The state had been without a low-cost service for nearly a year, after the previous private provider pulled out of the state because of a lack of demand.

“Despite the November announcement, Hampton Park Women’s Health Centre still has not begun offering services in Tasmania because the earmarked Hobart building needs work before it will be suitable for the clinic.”

Jo Flanagan from Women’s Health Australia stated that it was a confusing process for Tasmanian women to get abortions and outlined what the women’s health centre wanted to change about it:

“Our main concern is that women get access to the service, whether it’s done by a Tasmanian doctor or a Victorian doctor is of less concern to us.

“But what we ideally would want from any provider is a clear map for GPs, [saying] ‘this is what you tell women, this is where they go, this is the number to ring’, and we don’t even have that at the moment.”

Queensland’s Labor government announced on July 16th 2018 that it would introduce laws that decriminalize abortion in Queensland.

Deputy Premier for QLD Jackie Trad, MP for Griffith Terri Butler and Labor candidate for Dickson Ali France featured in a group photo with other protesters that held up signs stating “Labor for Choice” and “My Body My Choice”:

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Both Jackie Trad and Terri Butler are members of Emily’s List, a political action committee based in the United States that advocates for pro-choice democratic females to enter into office:

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Cherish Life Queensland (CLQ) reportedly aims to “educate the community on life issues, advocate (lobby all levels of government on life and death issues) and resource the community”.

According to its website, the group, formerly known as “Queensland Right to Life”, began as a reaction to American life issues, and is the first pro-life group in Australia and has spread to other states.

CLQ claims that it is not politically aligned with any party; it reaches out to anyone who will or will not listen in an attempt to promote being pro-life.

The Guardian reported the following:

The executive director of Cherish Life, Teeshan Johnson, has advertised her support for the Liberal party with an “I stand with Scott [Morrison]” filter on her Facebook profile.

Cherish Life has posted speeches from Liberal senator Amanda Stoker on its Facebook page, and Liberal National party MP George Christensen has addressed events, including the March for Life in September.

The real question for this matter is whether Teeshan Johnson and Cherish Life supported the liberal party in those instances because the Liberal Party is more likely to be pro-life, or whether both supported the Liberal party in those instances because both support more of the Liberal Party’s works.

Conservative Party Tells Theresa May: Just Go!

The British Prime Minister Theresa May has come under increasing pressure from her own party to resign, following her mishandling of Brexit.

Government ministers are currently holding talks with senior Labour Party members in a bid to thrash out a Brexit deal which would secure the support of MPs across the house, thus cutting out the need for Mrs May to rely on the support of Brexiteer Conservative MPs.

However, the move has angered the pro-Brexit right wing of her party, who have intensified their calls for her to set a clear leaving date.

Mrs May is due to attend a meeting of the 1922 Committee of backbench Conservative MPs this evening, at which the need to set a clear date is likely to be put to her. Sir Graham Brady, chair of the Committee, has already requested “clarity” on her departure.

Leading Eurosceptic Sir Bill Cash told the Press Association: “The time has come for her to resign. She needs to be given a date. The sooner the better. But it needs to be done in an orderly manner.”

Mrs May had previously pledged to quit if her Withdrawal Deal gains majority support in Parliament, but with the deadline for Brexit now pushed back to October, it is not clear what plans she has to go if the deal is not passed.

A landslide loss of council seats by the Conservative Party at last week’s local elections has further ratcheted up pressure on Mrs May. Party bosses were quietly touting a figure of 1000 losses as their nightmare scenario – but on the night they shed in excess of 1,300 seats.

The party is expecting similar losses in the upcoming European elections, due to be held on May 23rd. Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, treasurer of the 1922 Committee, has insisted Mrs May announce a “road map” for her resignation following the European elections.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage told the Press Association: “I’m amazed she is still there.”

Meanwhile, grassroots Conservatives are planning to vote on a motion of no-confidence in Mrs May on June 15th.

Members of the National Conservative Convention will be asked to vote on a motion stating that “we no longer feel that Mrs May is the right person to continue as Prime Minister to lead us forward in the negotiations” and “therefore with great reluctance ask that she considers her position and resigns”, Conservative Home has reported.

Conservative vs. Leftist Agendas

Majority of people, generally desire a government body that has good morals and values. Most citizens when asked don’t want to see corruption from within their government and hope that their best interests are put first. We should desire a country where we are provided with freedom and liberty. Overall, Americans should be fighting for the well-being of this country no matter what party you identify with.

Leftist Views

Left Wing beliefs and ideologies have impacted and changed our society in numerous ways these past years, to some positively and to others negatively. The Left believe in gender fluidity, which is the idea that any person can identify themselves as any gender at any point in their lives including identifying as having no-gender. Same sex marriage the now legal right of marriage between same sex couples is another belief that has impacted the world. At many times The Left can be Totalitarians, they censor and restrict freedom of speech and freedom of expression when one does not agree with their beliefs. Even economy is affected as Socialism grows popular among leftists for this country. They oppose Western Civilization and believe it is a euphemism for white supremacy and founded on racism. They strongly believe that the Conservative and Republican Parties are racist. Abortion which is strongly supported by the Left has evolved into infanticide, it is now legal to abort a child up to birth and after birth. Responsibility is not something the Left is big on, they prefer a society served with an expanded role of the government, a society in full control by the Government. They’d like Free healthcare, free public education, more welfare, and unemployment benefits even for illegal aliens. Taxes should be higher for the people; especially the wealthy, businesses should be regulated and persecuted. One of many ideologies they have is open boarders where immigrants from anywhere should be allowed in this country without question. There should be no border security, all are free to come and stay without going through the legal process of becoming citizens. They deserve the same benefits as legal immigrants and natural born citizens.

Conservative Views

A Party that also shapes and influences this country from the beginning is the Conservative Party and their ideologies. Their held values are shared across America: Conservatives believe in protecting our country the same way you’d protect your home. They stand for border security and making sure this country stay’s safe from invasion, dangerous criminals, and those who would abuse our system. Conservatives do support legal immigration and support the legal process of becoming a citizen. Very different from leftist views, conservatives believe and stand for traditional marriage; a union between a man and a woman. They believe that the government should have limited control and power over the people; less dependency on the government for survival. Society achievements are best when individual rights and civil liberties are paramount. Capitalism is beloved by conservatives who believe a free market provides healthy competition to Medicare from private insurance companies; oppose government provided universal healthcare and Affordable Care Act. Conservative’s highly support lowering taxes and having less regulations on businesses so that lower economical areas where Small owned businesses are formed can help the economy prosper. Abortion is opposed by this party. The killing of a child is morally wrong. They believe life begins at conception and that the process should not be executed, All lives matter. Mainly Conservatives love and support our Western Civilization and are greatly patriotic .

Although most people believe we’re separated by Parties, I think it is needed in government in order to bring ideas together and engage in peaceful debates. Solutions to many problems can be fixed and a society like no other with God first could be achieved. A society that has values and morals and puts the well-being of our country first is where we should live. Both parties should stick to the main agenda, the most important one and that is to care about America and its people. Inform yourself in what certain groups believe in and what their ideology is, do they have your best interest at heart? There should only be one goal no matter the side of the aisle, to care about the well-being of all Americans economically, politically and socially.

Written by Jazmin Minier

Let the Freedom of Speech Reign

By: Gabriel E. Miller

During the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) President Donald Trump said, “Today I am proud to announce that I will be personally signing an executive order requiring colleges and universities to support free speech…”

President Trump continued to say, “If they want our dollars, and we give it to them by the billions, they’ve got to allow people like Hayden and many other great young people and old people to speak.”

President Trump referred to the recent attack on a young conservative activist, Hayden Williams, at the highly regarded University of California, Berkeley.

The video showed two men come into close contact with Williams, one of them smacked his phone away when Williams started to record them because he felt endangered by them. After the other assailant, Zachary Greenburg began pushing Williams and threatened to “shoot his ass”, a different phone recorded another angle of the event and it caught him punch Williams in the face.

In response to the violence, UC Berkeley released an official statement.

“UC Berkely strongly condemns violence and harassment of any sort, for any reason. That sort of behavior is reprehensible and intolerable and has no place here. Our commitment to freedom of Expression and belief is unwavering. A message was sent by our police force to the campus community with a picture of the suspect, and a request that anyone with information about the incident come forward and report what they know in support of our investigation. We intent to identify anf bring the perpretrators to justice.”

Dan Mogulf, Assistant Vice Chancellor Office of Communications and Public Affairs UC Berkeley

The president also joked about the incident by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, he took a hard punch in the face for all of us.”

When Williams was invited to the stage, President Trump urged him to sue the university due to the altercation. Williams was very thankful for the recognition and appreciated the president for his support in him as well as other young conservatives.

This isn’t the first time that UC Berkeley opposed opposing viewpoints.

In 2017 former Breitbart editor, Milo Yiannopoulos was invited to speak at a conservative event at the university where, according to NPR, 1,500 liberal protestors turned violent. They threw barricades, smashed windows, and shot fireworks at police to name a few incidents.

Greenburg is now in police custody with a $30,000 bail. He has an appearance in court this upcoming Monday.

REAL WOMEN DON’T NEED FEMINISM

Today’s feminism is an embarrassment to all women, as for the case of sexism I don’t believe it is a problem anymore. Today women have the same equal rights as men, therefore feminism is pointless in the 21st century. Women and Men are inherently and biologically different and it will forever be that way. To make a case that both Women and Men are equals is to degrade the abilities both genders have. Both genders were gifted different abilities in order to balance each other out.

Women should be treated with respect but not equals. Feminism is needed in third world countries, they have it a lot harder than here. We live like kings and queens in the west. We are without a doubt entitled to freedoms people in other countries can only dream about.

On July 2nd, 1964, the 88th Congress of the United States enacted a civil rights legislation to end discrimination within the United States. Discrimination against religion, gender, and race. This was a huge step in sustaining the free country that the U.S is. In ensuring all citizens the God given rights we have, protected by our constitution we created a safe haven for every citizen to live as comfortably as they can.

When all the real issues such as female voting, employment, freedom of sexuality are solved feminists continuously make problems complaining about issues that are not existent.

Today’s feminists have an apartment, they can vote, they can work and do anything a man can do. Yet they complain about being oppressed by a “patriarchy.” Feminists have no idea what real oppression looks like. Perhaps they should make a trip to Iran or Saudi Arabia where womens freedoms are highly restricted by a barbaric government. We should take note from Middle Eastern countries where women cover themselves head to toe and play submissive roles because God said we should be subservient to our husbands.

I am not a feminist because I am not manhating, I am thankful for the opportunities I have as a woman living in the west. Feminists constantly nag about how our society is infested with a non-existent “rape culture”. In fact, what feminists don’t realize is that they are encouraging rape! If you don’t want to be raped perhaps don’t be loose and sleep with every guy you meet. You wouldn’t taunt a lion with a slab of meat. Don’t taunt men with risqué clothing and sexually deviant behavior then play the blame game. Rape is not okay but there are certain actions a woman can take to prevent it. Perhaps be more feminine and put the “feminine” right back in your feminism.

Another point that is constantly brought up by feminists is the claim of a “pay gap”. There’s no such thing as the pay gap. The pay gap is a propaganda perpetuated by liberals. Women get paid less because of occupations and the hours they put in at work. Not to mention taking paid leave in order to raise a family by bringing in a baby to the world therefore, adding greater responsibility to a woman’s life.

As PragerU stated:

“The “wage gap” is almost entirely due to the different choices men and women make. Men are more likely to choose higher-paying occupations, including ones that are more stressful, dangerous, undesirable and require long work hours. After controlling for a wide range of factors, like differences in occupation, hours worked per week, and education level, the gap shrinks to a range of 4.8 to 7 cents. In fact, data from the census bureau finds childless women between the ages of 22 and 30 earn more than childless men of the same age, and women between the ages of 25 and 34 also have higher rates of educational attainment than their male peers.”

Modern day feminists brew hate. Feminist and hipsters make it seem “cool” to hate Donald Trump and men alike. There is nothing cool about being so hateful and brainwashing women into believing they are oppressed.

The world that liberalism and feminism reside in is a den of hatred. Real women stand up for their selves and don’t need third-wave feminism to empower their lives. The women who don’t submit to the hatred and see the bigger picture tend to be more content leading happier lives in happier families.

Dana Homsi

The Case for Conservative Feminism

Feminism; A toxic word, in a society of assumptions, and in a media landscape purposely attempting to elicit strong reactions from their readers. Heavy with connotations in the modern day, feminism seems synonymous to conservatives as words such as ‘snowflake’, ‘triggered’, and liberalism. Similarly, the left side sees feminism as something one can only be if following every ideal that they so fiercely believe. 

    Is there a middle? Is it possible to be a conservative-feminist? 

Many say no, such as Jessica Valenti writing a piece for the New York Times called ‘The Myth of Conservative Feminism’ stating, 

“In our eagerness to make feminism more friendly to the mainstream, we didn’t fully consider what it would mean if any woman could claim the label.” 

Yet, more often than not, when one claims they’re not a feminist, they’re met with triggered rhetoric, questioning “Well, don’t you believe men and women are equal? Because that’s the definition of feminism!”  Rejecting feminism because of its current connotations is completely valid, yet many men and women get berated because of this. Likewise, when a few decide that they want to create their own brand of feminism, while continuing to be a conservative- they are ostracized by conservatives and liberals alike. The Women’s March on Washington even went as far to kick out a pro-life feminist group from marching alongside the others. 

Valenti stated in the same article, 

You cannot be a feminist and go along with the White House’s newly announced domestic gag rule, a mandate that would withhold funding from any health care center that helps patients find abortion services.”

“Now we have a different task: protecting the movement against conservative appropriation.” 

With such passionate feelings about feminism on both ends of the spectrum, is there a place for a conservative feminist? Some conservative groups exist, defining their brand of feminism. An article written by a contributor of the organization ‘Future Female Leaders’ said, 

“Every day, there are conservative women living out to true definition of feminism, redefining it back to the meaning it originally held….It is showing women they are capable of fighting for themselves and their worth both in the workplace and in their personal life.” 

 As conservative-feminist ideals are becoming more prevalent, many groups exist to present and show the world the existence and the ideas. In addition to Future Female Leaders, some conservative feminist groups include Independent Women’s Forum, and Network of Enlightened Women. 

Many of these groups believe passionately in women’s rights, encouraging equality, and are advocates for sexual assault survivors. Some lobby for harsher sentences for domestic abusers, or rapists. Others fight for economic equality, or pro-life ideals. They embody strong women, showing a feminist and a conservative perspective. 

It’s likely that there will be a rift between liberal and conservative feminists for a long time, if not forever. For conservatives, providing a voice and space for a ‘right’ brand of feminism would help give an area for women and men across the board who disagree with some of the extreme nature of liberal-feminism, and expand the possibilities of how we look at conservative policy.