I’m anti-abortion, but I do NOT support the Infant Viability Bill.


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This is going to be a short post, because the reason I do not support the Victorian Infant Viability Bill is really very simple. In fact, I’m astounded that it has 1,723 supporters on its Facebook page, so much so that I have to wonder if many of them (or any of them) have actually read it.

Of course, I can’t entirely blame them, because even the Infant Viability Bill website doesn’t have a copy of the bill, not even a link to it. So let me enlighten you.

It seeks to amend the Crimes Act 1958 so that a person performing an abortion may be imprisoned for up to five years. The operator of the hospital in which it takes place, e.g. the Catholic Church, would also be deemed guilty of an offence. However, the person who commissions this crime of abortion “does not commit an offence”.

Now, this isn’t China. We’re not talking about forced abortions. The proposed legislation makes that abundantly clear when it mentions the woman’s consent or assistance.

This bill seeks to make the murder of an unborn child of a particular age a crime recognised under state law. Now, leaving aside that it sets a highly dangerous precedent that implies that age or ‘viability’ has a role in determining if killing is murder or not, there is the mind-boggling problem that the primary instigator of this crime has immunity from the law. According to the bill, she “does not commit an offence”.

In case you didn’t catch that, the person wielding the knife and the owner of the premises are both culpable, but the person who commissions the murder is deemed innocent of any crime.

Any crime.  We’re not talking murder, and punishment can take many forms.  Indeed, it is good to remember that judges determine sentences and they take mitigating factors into account.  Either abortion is a crime or it isn’t.  It can’t be a crime for one set of people but not for another.  Justice is supposed is to be blind and not based on someone’s identity but on what they did or didn’t do.

If passed, this bill would enshrine in criminal law the contradictory and immoral idea that someone can commission a murder but be innocent of a crime while the person or persons who carry out the commission are held guilty.

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Women as moral agents?

Julian O'Dea

Matt Forney:

“If abortion is murder, then women who get abortions are murderers who need to be thrown in prison. I can’t believe I have to argue this. If you make abortion illegal and DON’T punish women who abort their babies, how the hell do you enforce the law?

Mind you, I’m agnostic on the abortion issue myself. This isn’t a matter of whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, it’s a matter of how the law works.

“Pro-life” conservatives who talk about how women who get abortions are “victims” are morally indistinguishable from feminists and SJWs. It’s the same logic feminists use to justify decriminalizing prostitution while severely punishing men who solicit hookers.”

My comment:

Precisely. And it shows how scared they are of holding women to any kind of standard.

It is this attitude that has made so many Western women spoiled and childish.

Perhaps women are indeed inferior morally…

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In Memoriam Dr. Slobodan Lang

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Prof. dr. sc. Slobodan Lang 1945 - 2016Prof. dr. sc. Slobodan Lang
1945 – 2016

“…Forgive my grief for one removed,
Thy creature, whom I found so fair.
I trust he lives in thee, and there
I find him worthier to be loved…

Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H., 1849.

There are times in human life when writing In Memoriam about the life of a person who has just passed away seems like a task that can never be finished because there are so very many good things in that departed heart and mind yielding the task of writing them down almost inexhaustible. On 23 February 2016 Dr. Slobodan Lang passed away and his passing has left many almost paralysed with grief – I am one of those. Dr. Lang was one of Croatia’s shiniest sons in all respects of the good that humanity could ever muster. He was decorated several times with medals of…

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Croatia: Rebutting Accusations Against Blessed Aloysius Stepinac

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Zagreb Croatia 24 November 2015 From Right: Zeljko Reiner, Croatian parliamentarian, dr Esther Gitman, historian and author, Archbishop Zelimir Puljic, Croatian Bishops' Confeence, Cardinal Josip Bozanic and Zeljko Tanjic, Rector Croatian Catholic University Photo: B. Covic Zagreb Croatia 24 November 2015
From Right: Zeljko Reiner, Croatian parliamentarian,
dr Esther Gitman, historian and author,
Archbishop Zelimir Puljic, Croatian Bishops’ Confeence,
Cardinal Josip Bozanic and
Zeljko Tanjic, Rector Croatian Catholic University
Photo: B. Covic

Beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1998, Croatia’s WWII Archbishop Aloysius Stepinac – falsely and wrongfully accused and condemned as Nazi collaborator by Josip Broz Tito and his Yugoslav communists – still awaits canonisation. In this day and age of political correctness getting in the way of truth, a new element has been introduced – it seems – in the Catholic Church’s canonisation decision-making and that element has to do with what Serb and Serbia (who are predominantly of Orthodox Church) think about Stepinac being proclaimed a Saint of the Catholic Church. What an outrage! One finds it most difficult to comprehend why opinions are sought from Tito’s communists or their descendants…

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Croatia In A Pickle To Form New Government

Minority government = hamstrung government. What will this mean for Croatia?

Croatia, the War, and the Future


Around 61.12 percent of 3.8 million eligible voters cast their ballots in Sunday 8 November general election in Croatia.
As I thought in one of my recent articles, neither of the two “big” political camps in Croatia (which divide Croatia into communist nostalgics/centre-left and independent Croatia loving cenre-right) won enough parliamentary seats to form a government outright- in the 151 seat parliament 76 are needed to form a majority government. In fact, the difference in results is almost insignificant leaving Croatia politically and ideologically divided (between centre-left and centre-right) to the point where economic progress and optimal politico-moral harmony are becoming more and more a feat impossible to achieve in one lifetime, at least.

Leader of Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ Tomislav Karamarko raises a glass to relative victory at 2015 general elections in Croatia Victory not enough to form government Photo: AFPLeader of Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ
Tomislav Karamarko
raises a glass to relative victory at
2015 general elections in Croatia
Victory not enough to form government
Photo: AFP

The conservative Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ led coalition won 56…

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Will a liar who testified against General Gotovina be made Canada’s new Defence Minister?

From Luka Misetic’s blog:

The Liberal Party win in Canada will result in a new Canadian government, to be formed by incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.  Speculation is that Trudeau will name former Canadian General Andrew Leslie as his new Defence Minister.  This is the same Andrew Leslie who dishonored himself by lying to war crimes investigators in The Hague about what he witnessed in the town of Knin in Croatia in 1995 while he was a UN Peacekeeper there.  Leslie also lied to the Canadian public about what he witnessed, telling the CBC in 2003 that Croatian Army artillery shelling in Knin in August 1995 had resulted in “between 10 and 25 thousand civilians dead.”  The war crimes tribunal ultimately could not identify a single civilian killed in the artillery fire.

A Cautionary Epistle To Pope Francis In Relation To Serbia’s Fabrications Against Croatia’s Blessed Alojzije Stepinac

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Sarcophagus of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac in Zagreb, CroatiaSarcophagus of
Blessed Alojzije Stepinac
in Zagreb, Croatia

Papal power is not absolute. The Pope does not have the power to change teaching (or) doctrine. The Pope does not have the power to reverse the Beatification of Croatia’s Blessed Alojzije (Aloysius) Stepinac but, uncomfortably as it may sit with many, the Pope can slow down the process of Canonisation of Blessed Alojzije (Aloysius) Stepinac as Saint in the Catholic Church.
There has been much uneasiness spreading within the 85% Roman Catholic Croatian population about the visit on Friday 11 September 2015 of Serbia’s president Tomislav Nikolic to the Vatican, to meet with Pope Francis and enter into issues relating to the canonisation of Alojzije (Aloysius) Stepinac – or rather Serbia’s views on it – as one of the talks agenda. Furthermore, President Nikolic and Pope Francis have reportedly discuss the establishment of a joint commission of the Serbian Orthodox and…

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Croiatia’s Blessed Aloysius Stepinac, WWII Rescue Of Jews and Dr Esther Gitman’s Fact Finding Captivate Pages Of Prestigious US Catholic Historical Review

Just in time for Blessed Cardinal Stepinac’s feast day on September 7.

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Blessed Aloysius Stepinac Front Cover Catholic Histoprical Review Summer 2015 Edition Catholic University of America PressBlessed Aloysius Stepinac
Front Cover
Catholic Historical Review
Summer 2015 Edition
Catholic University of America Press

Dr Esther GitmanDr Esther Gitman

In 1942, during the mass deportations of Jews to concentration camps, some Jews managed to escape to the Italian Zones of Occupation on the Adriatic. When the Italian authorities realized that so many Jews were flocking to their zone they aimed to deport them back to he Independent State of Croatia ruled by the Ustashe regime controlled by Nazi Germany. When the news reached Archbishop Stepinac of the intention of the Governor of Dalmatia, he wrote to the Holy See requesting to allow the Jewish refugees to remain under the Italian occupation. The Italians did not murder Jewish refugees they protected them. Thus, in fact, Stepinac, was instrumental in saving my mother’s and my life and thousands other lives. I owe him an eternal gratitude because by his conduct, he…

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The Cost of Victory


Croatia’s reputation remains somewhat tarnished – unsubstantiated accusations often get more airtime than the truth and this case is no exception. The consummate military operation also incurred a terrible cost for two of its generals, who between them spent fifteen years in a UN gaol. This heavy price tag was worth it, though, for with victory came freedom.

Read the full article at the Times of Israel.

Croatia: Luka Misetic Responds As Serb Denials Of Crimes Take New Form

Something to remember as the 20th anniversary of Operation Storm approaches.

Croatia, the War, and the Future

Luka Misetic Photo: Davor Puklavec/PIXSELL Luka Misetic
Photo: Davor Puklavec/PIXSELL

Well, July was a disquieting month for justice at the UN Security Council. Serbia’s lobby with Russia had resulted in Russia’s veto on the British instigated motion to call the 1995 Srebrenica massacres genocide! And so, the verdicts delivered by the UN Security Council appointed International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) officially became as valuable and as respected as a veto of one member state of the Security Council is worth! Denials can take one far these days, it seems!

In line with the appalling Serb denials of genocide and the horrendous crimes they committed in the aggression against Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1990’s it was to be expected that Croatian Serbs and their wicked supporters were going to stage some outrageous display of denials ahead of the 20th Anniversary of Operation Storm that liberated Croatia from Serb occupation and aggression in…

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