Friday, August 04, 2006


May I be serious for one second? I don’t get political very often around here, but does everyone know about the government proposal to institute a code which stays on the permanent medical record of women considering pregnancy terminations? There’s a double whammy here: not only does the code seriously infringe women’s privacy, but doctors who have previously been associated with termination services can’t use it because they are obviously biased towards termination. Abbott is quoted as saying that the package is a source of “personal satisfaction” which should set off warning bells, because he’s on record as being anti-choice.

Granted, we still have choice in this country. But given the terrifying developments in the US of late, this trend bears watching.


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