Saturday, November 06, 2004

51st State?!

Howard told us that it was about trust

"This election, ladies and gentlemen, will be about trust. Who do you trust to keep the economy strong, and protect family living standards? Who do you trust to keep interest rates low? Who do you trust to lead the fight on Australia's behalf against international terrorism?"
Bush told the US the issue boils down to trust

"This is a campaign of trust. Who do you trust to secure this country? Who do you trust to lead with firmness and steadfast resolution to protect the American people? Who do you trust to adhere to the values that most people agree with? And who do you trust to get this economy growing?"
Now the echolalia is concerning Women's reproductive and human rights.

Sarah Maddison addresses the comments made by Howard's Health Minister, Tony Abbott:

"His personal views are no mild aside, they are an attempt to influence public and parliamentary opinion in order to change the rules in relation to Medicare funding for terminations. Abbott believes there is an abortion epidemic in Australia, and he thinks he has the medicine to cure what he considers to be a national tragedy."
NARAL addresses the comments made by Bush's administration:

"President Bush had to pull out all the stops to beat back the mobilized opposition he faced in this campaign. He will face an even bigger mobilization if he now tries to pack the Supreme Court with new anti-choice zealots. Not even George Bush could keep a straight face claiming that this election gives him a mandate to roll back women's rights."
Is this where we want Australia heading?

As at 20 October 2004, we have Jim Peacock, President, Australian Academy of Science as the only Australian signatory to the World Leaders Statement in Support of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

Where is the Prime Minister?

Where is the Minister for Health?

Who will advocate to protect what happens in the Uterus?
My grandmother did.
My mother does.
My father does.
Their children do.
I do!
My partner does.
My daughters and sons will,
and their sons and daughters will.

Never will it be morally permissible for a Government to legislate away a woman's right to her reproductive choices.


Blogger Rantz said...

Shall we as a clutch of HSSE frolic over to New Zulund - they get it right when it comes to vaginas and such. The weather's cooler - but hey, their is always heavy jumpers (what do they call them in our new homeland?), doonas and the fireplace...

Rantzalot (Sir)

2:56 pm  
Blogger Idiot/Savant said...

We're not that great - hell, even the thought that politicians tried to legislate to make it for difficult for teenagers to have abortions (or, in other words, to force them to have kids) is fairly shocking. I thought we were a better country than that...

2:08 pm  

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