Standing for Life at Parliament
When Taryn went to Parliament, on 13 November, to present the Christian Action Network submission concerning the controversial “Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill”, she was berated by the Chairman of the Health Portfolio Committee for “an unauthorized display”! What the Chairman of the Health Portfolio Committee, James Ngculu was objecting to, was a small model of a pre-born baby at twenty weeks after conception. Taryn had placed this small model on her desk and lifted it up and referred to it when mentioning the world’s most premature living baby, Amillia Sonya Taylor, who was born after less than 22 weeks in the womb. At birth, the baby was only slighter longer than a ballpoint pen. Taryn pointed out that the model in her hand was the almost the same size and age as this example of viability outside the womb - even for such a prematurely born baby.