Tony Abbott wants your fetus!
That's right! What do you mean you think you'd like a say? Just because it is tucked in there amongst your vital organs, carrying half your genes and if it happens to grow into a child, you'll be the one having to feed, clothe and mother it doesn't make it your decision - No! according to our health minister, it should be up to him - or maybe his parliamentary secretary for Health, Christopher Pyne, or the Family First senator, or the head of Catholic Health Australia, Francis Sullivan, well, okay any overly sanctimonious man who happens to be a politician or a priest, anyone as long as it isn't the person in possession of the fetus...
Mr Abbott says he cannot rule out a change to the Government's position on funding abortions through Medicare in the next three years, though there are no current plans for change.
He says he does not like abortion "full stop" and has expressed concern that 75,000 abortions are funded through Medicare every year.
"Even the most determined pro-choice advocates these days seem to be rightly concerned," he said.
Now that John Howard has a majority in the Senate, it looks like one of his first "thank you" presents to the Assemblies of God ("Family Fist") party will be to stop those irresponsible women from making their own decisions when it comes to child-bearing. Obviously enough women (or approximately 46%) "trust" John Howard to run the government, but neither he nor Tony Abbott trust women to decide when they want to have children.
Funny that, how Abbott tells us that it is really the pro-choice advocates who want to limit women's access to free and safe abortion - I'm sure they've all just changed their minds and think it really would be better if male politicians / priests decided when women can and can't have children - but funnily enough, he doesn't name any of them...