Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Ban RU486: Save Christianity

As Prime Minister John Howard is fond of pointing out, Australia is not a racist nation. In confirmation of his stance, one of his party colleagues, Federal Liberal MP Danna Vale, has claimed that allowing the use of RU486 will make Australia a godless heathen Muslim nation in only 50 years.
"I've actually read in the Daily Telegraph where a certain imam from the Lakemba mosque actually said that Australia is going to be a Muslim nation in 50 years' time," she said. "I didn't believe him at the time but when you actually look at the birthrates and you look at the fact that we are aborting ourselves almost out of existence by a 100,000 abortions every year. You multiply that by 50 years, that's 5 million potential Australians we won't have here."

EoR is interested by the implications of her statement that only "Australians" have abortions, and that "Australians" do not include Muslims (or, probably, anyone who isn't white and Christian).

In a spectacular example of political doublespeak worthy of Sir Humphrey himself, Nationals MP and parliamentary secretary for Trade De-Anne Kelly, has expressed her disagreement with Ms Vale
"As Jackie Kelly said, look Danna is pretty much on her own on this," she said.

She says will vote the same way as Mrs Vale, but disagrees with her thoughts.

Right, Ms Vale is a loony rightwing racist with a severe case of foot-in-mouth disease. But let's offer her our full support.

Australia's conservative government: continuing to lead the country back to the Middle Ages.

Addendum: Legislation was passed by the Australian Parliament on 16th February to move approval of RU486 to the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and out of the hands of the Minister for Health.

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