Friday, August 13, 2010

Notes: Friday, August 13, 2010

Coalition health (abortion) policy: 'Guaranteed' continuation of Medicare funding for abortion, no other abortion law changes either

The last four paragraphs of the on-line version of an article by Ms Sue Dunlevy which appeared on page eight of yesterday's Sydney Daily Telegraph:

[The Hon. Peter] Dutton [M.P., Opposition health spokesman] gave a "guarantee" he would not move to ban Medicare funding of abortions if he became health minister after the election.

Mr Dutton and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott both voted in 2005 to ban the abortion pill RU486 and some women's groups are concerned about their conservative attitudes .

"We don't propose any change in relation to the abortion laws," he said.

"I can provide an assurance today we don't have any plans and I think Tony has been very clear about that." Dutton said.
[http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/election/gp-visit-to-cost-more/story-fn5zm695-1225904144025]

"Safe drinking is not a right"

Interesting opinion piece dealing with rights:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/safe-drinking-is-not-a-right/story-e6frg6ux-1225904115060

Reginaldvs Cantvar
Feast of Sts. Hippolytus and Cassian, Martyrs, A.D. 2010

4 comments:

Dof said...

Whatever others say, I'm quite disappointed in Abbot for watering down his position on abortion. Am I missing something? Is he playing the Trojan Horse card, or has he simply sold his soul to politics?

Can someone enlighten me?

冠陳儒 said...

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Cardinal Pole said...

Welcome to my blog, Dof. For a little more on the abortion policy which Mr. Abbott is taking to the election (and on which I don't expect him to renege if he wins) see my new post:

http://cardinalpole.blogspot.com/2010/08/facts-and-figures-on-abortion-in.html

By the way, I was wondering: How did you find my blog?