Tanya Plibersek laments: Killing your baby is not easy enough

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“It seems tragic that a woman would bring a child into the world for no reason other than she couldn’t afford to have a termination.” Plibersek

Morally bankrupt Labor politicians, Tanya Plibersek and Catherine King, penned a piece for the Sydney Morning Herald lamenting the fact that Australian women cannot kill their unborn children with equal convenience.

 

“Every Australian should have access to the health services they need… Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures that Australian women will experience in their lives.” But due to Australia’s “patchwork of abortion laws” women who wish to end the life of their unborn babies are forced to travel interstate for their preferred killing method.

“Women should have the choice of medical or surgical terminations.” Yes, dismembering your unborn child can be an incredibly inconvenient experience for new mothers, especially those in rural areas. Although, I suspect the experience is a little more inconvenient for the child.

Travelling to the nearest city, or interstate, means extra costs for transport and accommodation. For a woman on a low income with little support from her family or community, this may be too much. It seems tragic that a woman would bring a child into the world for no reason other than she couldn’t afford to have a termination.

According to Plibersek, tragedy is not a mother ending the life of her child, but rather, giving birth to that child when she would have preferred it “terminated.” Plibersek continues, “We wouldn’t accept someone having to travel to another state for a hip replacement or a broken bone – we shouldn’t accept them having to travel to another state for a termination.”

So, what is the solution proposed by these women? “More needs to be done. It’s time for the federal government to show leadership and step up so that women can access [the abortions] they need – wherever they live.” Because tearing the limbs off your child one by one is basically the same thing as a hip-replacement.

In all of this, the question that still needs to be answered is this: When is it okay to kill a baby?

Also see: When does life begin? Professor of cell biology, anatomy, and human embryology gives the final answer


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