MPs seek safeguard on abortion story appeared in the online press today. Well, at least it’s in Victoria and not a football for the Federal election… She says waiting to see an expression of ‘famous last words’.
The changes are about decriminalising abortion, though it tends not to be prosecuted at present anyways. If it goes under the health act, as proposed, there will be limitations to the effect that a woman’s mental or physical health must be threatened before the procedure can be done. This would make it more difficult to obtain an abortion. That would increase the number of backyard abortions… Hard to see how that’s an improvement, but the Premier is a Catholic.
Do we really want to re-create the US system where a very few church goers dictate to the rest of the population what they can and cannot do, then restrict their education and employment based on “user pays”? Do we really want to create a class society in which the dollar is god and people excluded from the upper echelons of society are condemned to a life without adequate education, health care or other opportunities? Why would we want to create such a barbaric society? If people really believed that the law of the concrete jungle was the best way to do, they could take off their clothes and go live with apes. The measure of a civilised society used to be how the poor, widows and orphans were treated, back when society was civilised. Before we used ‘free market economies’ to effectively reintroduce slave labour.
Would be nice if in the 21st century Australian women could make up their own minds what happens to their own bodies. Particularly since there’s already 6 billion people on the planet.
That brings up another point. Why are politicians so keen for Australian women to have more babies? Aren’t there too many humans on earth as it is? Aren’t we having trouble feeding, clothing and housing everyone? Aren’t we producing way too much pollution and clearing way too much forest and ripping up established environments? What’s the go with wanting an increase to all that? I notice, however, that no white politician in a ‘good’ white country talks about women in Africa having more children… Curious that.
If such approach to growth is based on a misrepresentation of a 3,000 year old tribal tradition and stories of origin from the Ancient Near East, it only goes to show Nimrod is still alive and well. And illegitimately claiming God’s authority for his bastard imperial agendas.
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