January 31, 2005

FUNDAMENTAL:

Senator reignites debate on abortion 'epidemic' (Orietta Guerrera, February 1, 2005, The Age)

Nationals Senator Ron Boswell has placed the controversial issue of abortion issue back on the national agenda, calling on Health Minister Tony Abbott to reveal the extent of what has been described as an abortion "epidemic".

Less than three months after Prime Minister John Howard moved to quell a row among Coalition MPs on the issue, Senator Boswell tabled 16 questions for Mr Abbott relating to the number of terminations, funding of the procedures, and the counselling available to women considering an abortion.


You'd think Michael Howard--or someone in the Tory Party--would figure out that the conservative parties that dominate America and Australia are very different from the one that's imploding in Britain.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2005 4:05 PM
Comments

In Australia, both Labor and the Coalition are 'big tent' on abortion, so neither can really get a lot of traction on the issue.

Posted by: Bart at February 1, 2005 9:32 AM

The tent is narrowing and the Coalition getting larger.

Posted by: oj at February 1, 2005 11:14 AM
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