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The March for Life rally outside Queensland’s Parliament House (The Catholic Leader/ Alan Edgecomb/Purple Moon Photography)

“Pro-life is pro-woman” – that was the message of Brisbane’s March for Life rally, which saw hundreds of pro-life supporters gather in the CBD to promote the dignity of human life. Source: The Catholic Leader.

A number of pro-life voices spoke at the June 8 rally, including Katter Australia Party leader and Member for Traeger Robbie Katter, Australian Christian Lobby chief executive officer Michelle Pearse and advocates Annouska Firth and Joanna Howe.

Under Queensland law, babies who survive late-term abortions are refused medical attention, and effectively left to die.

More than 240 babies have survived late-term abortions and died between 2015 and 2022, according to an answer provided by Queensland Health Minister Shannon Fentiman to Mr Katter in Parliament.

Mr Katter is leading the charge to put an end to Queensland’s late-term abortion dilemma, with his proposed bill in the Queensland Parliament back in discussion again.

Mr Katter’s private member’s bill looks to put a stop to this practice, and save babies born alive in late-term abortions.

“I can’t get my head around the wickedness that’s sort of involved in that way of thinking,” Mr Katter said.

“One of my cousins has a daughter with Down syndrome and my sister has a kid with autism, and I suppose there’s a lot of people out there that think they should be knocked on the head when they’re kids,” he said.

Cherish Life executive officer Matthew Cliff, who helped organise the rally, said the march was a success.

“We got even more people than last year, and there was a great atmosphere around the whole thing,” he said.

“It’s great because we often feel as individuals that we can’t do much, but then when we come together in these marches, we kind of see ourselves as part of the movement.

Abortion supporters also attended the rally, eventually needing to be separated from pro-lifers by police.


Pro-life advocates take a stand at the March for Life outside Queensland Parliament House (By Michael Howard, The Catholic Leader)