The Senate will hold hearings next week into a bill requiring medical care of babies born alive after botched abortions.

Leftist Liberals, Labor, Green and Teal politicians deny this happens, but the evidence is it does – every other week in Australia.

Figures validated by the Parliamentary Library show that In WA, 27 babies had been born alive and left to die between 1999 and 2016.

In the 10 years to 2015, 204 Queensland babies died this way while 33 in Victorian perished after botched abortions between 2012 and 2016.

Under Queensland’s abortion law, it is illegal to render them medical care.

The bill, titled the Children Born Alive Protection Bill, is a private Senator’s bill sponsored by Senators Matt Canavan, Alex Antic and Ralph Babet.

Family First supports it.

The idea was first raised by former LNP member for Dawson, George Christensen, after he read my book “I Kid You Not – notes from 20 years in the trenches of the culture wars”.

In the book I detailed the work of Liberal State MPs Nick Goiran and Dr Mark Robinson who first brought the issue to light in their respective parliaments of Western Australia and Queensland.

This in turn inspired Christensen to draft the original bill which the Senators have picked up and continued to fight for.

Dr Joanna Howe, a law professor at the University of Adelaide and one of the most articulate voices in the pro-life movement, will be among those giving evidence in support of the bill.

Despite the good work done by the Senators and the advocates who will front Thursday’s hearings in Canberra, the bill will sadly go nowhere.

It will be voted down by Liberals, Labor, Greens and cross benchers like David Pocock.

That the bill has seen the light of day in and of itself though, is a miracle.

The evidence of atrocities being committed by the abortion industry are irrefutable.

The evidence for the humanity of unborn humans is irrefutable.

The Senators have provided a platform for this to be ventilated and heard by ears that constantly block the truth.

Already abortion radicals are in the media defaming the bill.

One activist, Public Health Association chief Terry Slevin, told today’s Australian that the Senators were engaging in the “deadly politics of denying women’s reproductive freedom.”

Nothing could be further from the truth.

How is providing medical care for a baby born alive after an abortion “deadly” to a woman?

The truth is abortion is deadly not to mothers but to babies.

Senator Canavan told the Australian:

“I would just hope that people let the facts do the talking in this debate,” he said. “The suffering of newborn babies born alive after an abortion is an unknown tragedy that does occur every other week in this country. Those babies are human lives … the debate is not helped by inflammatory accusations.”

The pro-life movement in the United States has proven that by constant advocacy, the public can be won.

Texas now has a ban on all abortions. Florida and several other states have enacted “heartbeat” laws protecting the life of an unborn baby when her or his heart begins beating, usually at five to six weeks of gestation.

The radical left and libertarian right have protected insane laws like abortion by constant public advocacy.

Constant public advocacy of the truth is the way to win. That takes courage and it means using the tools of democracy, like Senate inquiries.

While the born alive bill is likely to die in the short term, it will rise again if pro-life parliamentarians and advocates sustain the debate in public.

Despite having some excellent pro-life individuals, none of the political parties with representation in the federal parliament are pro-life. Family First, the Democratic Labour Party and Australian Christians in WA are the only pro-life parties.

For Family First, human rights for the unborn is non-negotiable.

If the rights of the most vulnerable are not safe, no one’s rights are.