Women will secure access to ‘free’ surgical abortions in public hospitals if Labor is elected at the next election.
Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek is set to announce a major overhaul of Medicare which will also require public hospitals to consistently offer abortion services as part of their funding agreement.
Last year Plibersek lamented the fact that presently Australian women cannot kill their unborn babies with equal convenience.
“Every Australian should have access to the health services they need,” she said. “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 children are currently forced to travel interstate for their preferred killing method.
“Women should have the choice of medical or surgical terminations,” she added. “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,” Plibersek said.
As our nation casts off its Christian heritage, we’ll increasingly witness politicians and policies embracing arbitrary and outright immoral practices. With no decisive moral rudder to steer the ship, with no objective compass to set the course, the nation is sure to run aground.
As Peter Kreeft aptly warned, “No culture in history has ever embraced moral relativism and survived.”