Pester power – it’s so common, it’s got its own name. It’s the technique of pestering someone for something until they give in. Unfortunately, it works, especially if that “something” is bad.
Queensland politician Rob Pyne is at it again – pestering for one of the worse ideas around, abortion. Despite a very loud and clear signal that the electorate doesn’t want things like abortion right up until birth, he’s pushing again. This time, in an abuse of the legislative process, he’s employed some very underhanded tactics to push it through “in the dead of night”.
Please stop the pests. If you signed the first petition earlier this year, thank you. If you haven’t signed the latest one (started in September 2016) please do now and get others to do so. They are trying to push this through and quickly.
Let’s send an even louder and clearer signal that this is unacceptable both logically, morally and politically.
Please sign it here (you’ll find instructions here if you need them).
The world always tries to kill hope and the timing of this isn’t coincidental – it’s a ghastly echo of what was experienced at the first Christmas…
“Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, was utterly furious and sent forth and killed all the male children who were in Bethlehem and the surrounding region, from two years old and under, based on the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet:
“In Ramah a voice was heard,
grieving and weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
and she would not be comforted,
because they are no more.””
Please pray for the renewal of the minds of hearts of those who support this. Until then, pray against them having any further influence on culture.
In the meantime, please stop the pests.
Update: the first e-petition (2586) gathered 23,869 signatures. The second (2633) upstaged the first as the biggest e-petition in the Queensland Parliament’s history with 31,735 signatures. A grand total of 55,604 standing for the dignity and safety of mothers and children.