American pro-life activist Troy Newman is on the board of directors of the Center for Medical Policy, which is responsible for the series of 10 videos showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling aborted babies and their body parts. Newman is slated to head to Australia for a pro-life speaking tour at the invitation of a local pro-life group, but the Australian government is preventing him from entering the country.
According to the pro-life group Operation Rescue, which Newman heads, the Australian government is relying on false allegations that Newman supports killing abortion practitioners as its reason for now allowing him entry. Due to viciously false accusations brought by Australian pro-abortion activists and news media, Newman found out yesterday that his visa has been revoked by the Australian government.
Newman has never advocated violence and in fact, urges pro-life activists to work within the governmental and legal system to accomplish change.
Newman boarded his flight in Wichita, Kansas, hoping that the situation would be resolved by the time he arrived in Los Angeles. However, while boarding a connecting flight in Denver, Colorado, Newman was stopped and told he could not board his flight to LA because of an order by the Australian government.
A video Newman took on his cell phone documenting the incident shows United Airlines officials preventing him from boarding his flight due to orders from the Australian government.
“How a foreign government can ban an American from traveling within the U.S. is beyond me. It is a complete violation of Troy’s rights as a U.S. citizen,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue, who is working at this late hour to get Newman help through contacts in Washington, D.C. “This is political persecution, plain and simple, as well as an attempt to silence the pro-life message in Australia.”
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Mary Dutton of Right to Life of Australia, who invited Newman and is sponsoring his speaking tour said, “We are all very upset, that this has happened and are working furiously to turn it around.”
Newman has booked another ticket on a different airline and will travel on to Los Angeles tonight with the hope that this misunderstanding can be sorted out in time for him to catch his original flight to Melbourne.
Denise M Cameron of Pro-Life Australia, told LifeNews that her group is appealing to the Australian government to help Newman. She is calling on the Immigration Minister, Hon. Peter Dutton MP and the Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash to allow him entry.
“It is clear that pro-abortion groups do not want anyone to hear the truth about Planned Parenthood’s illegal actions,” she said.
Please help Troy Newman by contacting the Australian Embassy and asking them to release him to travel and restore his visa so he can continue on to Australia with a peaceful pro-life message as planned:
Australian Embassy in Washington, DC