Saturday, February 18, 2006

RU486 bill passed

Wow. The House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament passed the RU486 bill during the week. I can't believe that sense prevailed over emotion. It's such an emotive issue and on the whole our politicians were remarkably sensible in their debate. There were a few loose cannons who confirmed their status as not the sharpest knives in the drawer, but, on the whole, the majority of them acted like adults.

I cannot imagine how difficult a decision it would be to have an abortion, but if I had to have one, I would want all of the available options open to me. It was quite an amazing day for democracy Australian-style and for the women of Australia. Wow.

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