Gone Girl Gladys

Gladys Berejiklian, the Premier of NSW — at least for now — has finally displayed her true colours. And just like every other conservative voter in the state, I have been shocked to see just how green she actually is.

Even before Alex Greenwich’s (note again the colour!) “Reproductive Rights Bill” encouraging the practice of unlimited abortion up till birth is ratified by the Upper House, Greenwich posted his jubilation on Twitter:

A person I know runs a crisis pregnancy help centre called Hope House located in Prestons. As a result of being a former prostitute and drug addict, she herself has had a number of abortions. But even though she is now in her sixties, the death of each one of those babies still fills her with immense sadness and grief.

But it is this latest legislative decision promoting abortion, facilitated by Premier Berejiklian, that really makes her angry. Her response:

“Murderers of our children. Child sacrifice for blessing of what we prefer to desire.”

It’s hard not to feel sympathy for her position. Especially with equating abortion to the ancient pagan practice of child sacrifice. As Dr. Charles W. Patrick explains:

[Molech] was an Ammonite god who required propitiatory child sacrifice. A couple sacrificed their firstborn by burning the child on a metal idol of Molech, believing that Molech would ensure financial prosperity for the family and future children. The Israelites were strictly forbidden to practice this form of worship… as it is in stark contradiction to the sanctity of life espoused throughout the Bible. Today’s Molech is the abortion industry, sacrificing babies for the idol of financial greed, veiled in the hopes of the development of new cures through biomedical research.

While I haven’t personally seen the movie, and nor would I encourage anyone watch it, it seems that the Premier has taken on the persona of Rosamund Pike’s character in the movie Gone Girl: that is, someone who appears one way in public, but in private is a completely different person. As Alan Jones wrote in The Daily Telegraph:

There are quiet Australians who voted for Berejiklian and Morrison, from Asian and ethnic backgrounds, with a firm belief in traditional family values, who are agog at what they see as a betrayal and the weakness of the leadership in articulating an appropriate response.

This matter deserved the input of people beyond the confines of Parliament House.

And if New South Wales needed abortion on demand, right up until birth, why was there not a syllable about this articulated during the election campaign?

Jones went on to rightly conclude:

There is genuine anger from people who feel that these are the concerns they voted for on March 18 which have now been ruthlessly sidelined by an issue about which they have been given no say.

How many more people can you put off-side?

This, they call, betrayal.

And voters don’t forget or forgive betrayal.

And yet, the NSW Premier doesn’t seem to fully comprehend how tenuous her position as leader has become, brushing off rumours in The Australian that she will do like her former boss, Mike Baird did, when he took a job mid-term in the banking sector. If I was a Coalition MP at the moment, then I’d definitely be investigating some possible exit strategies.

Whether Berejiklian quits or not before the next election, I’m unsure. But one thing is for certain, and that is, if this Bill is passed by the Upper House, then the blood of future generations of Australians will be on her hands long after she has gone. And is that the kind of political legacy she really wants to be remembered for?

By |2019-08-21T21:27:31+10:00August 13th, 2019|Australia, Authors, Life|5 Comments

About the Author:

Mark Powell has six children and he is a Presbyterian minister at Cornerstone Church in Strathfield, Sydney. Mark writes for the Spectator and is a passionate advocate for faith and family; he has been on radio and TV advocating for Freedom, Faith, Family and Life.

5 Comments

  1. Carol August 13, 2019 at 4:58 pm - Reply

    I feel sick to my stomach when I see what is happening to our babies sacrificed to the god “choice”. I cannot do anything but weep and pray for the perpetrators of this disgusting act.

  2. Phi Bruce August 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    Yes I agree. I read an article le about the Premier describing how she had found out at the age of 12 that she had a twin sister who had died at birth. She said that as a result she was very ‘grateful for life’ and that knowledge had helped her to work to ‘justify her existence’, in the responsibility she felt in being first-born. She also stated in the article that ‘life is precious.’ This is a contradiction to the position she says she has held since her early liberal days but makes sense when we consider her statements with regards to exclusion zones. This is a legacy issue and overshadows her work on infrastructure

  3. P Bruce August 16, 2019 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    The Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 states “Whereas the child, by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth,” Abortion is the biggest human rights abuse of our day and age.

  4. Kurt August 19, 2019 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Unbelievable. There’s no other word besides betrayal to describe it.

  5. Teng Khoo September 5, 2019 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    Since they are so intent to desecrate God’s order, is He telling her that their evil agenda can equally apply to Premiership ? i.e. her Premiership might be terminated before reaching full term ? 🤔

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