Free speech for trees but not babies

Suddenly the law seems to be very selective. Especially when it comes to speech.

For instance, there is no implied constitutional freedom of political communication when it comes to abortion, as found in the courts last week:

Religious picketer Kathy Clubb, a mother to 13 children, was found guilty of one charge of prohibited behaviour within a safe access zone, after she allegedly approached a couple outside East Melbourne Fertility Control Clinic and tried to hand them pamphlets in August 2016.

Clubb became the first person in Victoria to be charged under laws which were formally passed in November 2015 and make it illegal to protest within 150 metres of an abortion clinic…

But on October 6 a magistrate ruled the zones were constitutional and proceeded to deal with the criminal charge against Clubb.

Castan Centre for Human Rights Law deputy director Dr Ronli Sifris said the magistrate took the view that abortion was a “medical issue, not a political issue” and emphasised the fact that anti-abortion protests could still occur outside the exclusion zone.

“She, therefore, held that there was no impermissible burden on political communication and that Victoria’s safe access zone legislation is constitutionally valid,” Sifris said.

You’re not allowed to hand out leaflets around abortion clinics explaining that a child’s heart is actually beating or offering to assist a pregnant woman in crisis.

However, government laws that prevent protestors from stopping logging operations are unconstitutional it has been ruled today:

The ability of state governments to curtail anti-logging and mining protests has been clipped by the High Court, in a landmark ruling.

Australia’s highest court earlier today struck down parts of Tasmanian legislation allowing protesters to be banned from forestry areas, ruling they overly impinged on the Constitution’s implied freedom of political communication…

..Former Greens leader Bob Brown took the case to the High Court, along with Tasmanian nurse Jessica Hoyt, after both were arrested near a controversial logging site in the state’s northwest in January 2016.

Dr Brown joined human rights advocates in hailing the six-to-one majority judgment a victory for the environment, democracy and the freedom to protest.

“I am delighted with the judgment by the High Court of Australia,” Dr Brown said. “Today is a great day for the forests, wildlife and all of nature in Tasmania and around Australia. And a great day for the fundamental right of Australians to peaceful protest.

Bob Brown helped to create the party that is leading the charge to make it illegal to even express concern about abortion in churches and homes near abortion centres. Yet he talks about the ‘right’ of Australians to a peaceful protest. That right only seems to exists if you protest for leftist causes.

And when it comes to the law, trees are more important than babies…

Author: Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor is a married father of eight children. He has a background in military intelligence, Arabic language and culture and is an outspoken advocate of conservative and family values.

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  1. In Canada, brutal restrictions for the growing ‘bubble zone’ around abortion on demand. In the bubble zone even to express disapproval can get you a jail sentence.

    http://cafe.nfshost.com/?p=2044
    CAFE Life’s presentation to Ontario Legislature RE: brutal restrictions on right to protest abortions

    and

    http://cafe.nfshost.com/?p=2041
    Never forget who is behind most of our anti-free speech laws

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  2. Nailed it Bernard. I’m not sure who the Greens think will be around to admire the trees in the future. Between abortion, euthanasia and sodomy it won’t be humans.

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  3. Logic these days is coloured green

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  4. And Americans, that would be the Deplorables (many of whom are Veterans and families of Veterans) who honour the founding principles of the old Republic, have now drawn the line with PC shutdown, race hustling, social deconstruction of their own demographic and disrespect of the American flag, anthem and constitution.

    They have now drawn the line on the National Football League ‘take a knee’ dishonour of the national anthem at the NFL games.

    At the beginning of the season, they are emptying the stadiums across the nation, burning their season tickets, their NFL merchandise and compiling lists of NFL sponsors to boycott. They are uploading to YouTube.

    They are going to make these sons of bitches feel some serious pain.

    They are sending the message to the (((Hostile Elite))) which owns the entertainment industry: sports, movies etc and has enlisted millionaire NFL players to whine about their racial oppression by ‘taking the knee’ during the national anthem.

    Here is one Pittsburgh Stealers fan who is done. And there are millions of other NFL fans across the nation who are doing the same.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSxeF68FRsk&list=PLsbEpREjHLGOfT4omGpVDak1AEvU3Eh51
    NFL Boycott 2017 Burn your gear.

    “By the rude bridge that arched the flood
    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled
    Here once the embattled farmers stood
    And fired the shot heard round the world”
    Concord Hymn by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The Corporate sponsors of the NFL are multinationals. They are big Libtard, Globalist Agenda hard drivers working hand in glove with the Swamp. They are the corporate infrastructure of the (((Hostile Elite))) and ZOG. They are doing the same shyte here that they are doing there: Rainbow Agenda, open borders, contractors for ZOG wars, Political Correctness, offshoring jobs, selling national assets – the whole bag of dirt.

    Have a look at the boycott lists Australia.

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  5. Double standards again. Free speech for the left, but not for the right.

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  6. And yet many abortions are done, NOT on “medical” grounds, but by choice!

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