Now, do you know a woman who would think like that? I certainly don't. No doubt for some it is an easier decision than for others. But once the decision is made, should such women be harassed by people on the street who gather around a clinic to convince women of their evilness of seeking an abortion?
The Victorian government said no and imposed an exclusion zone for anti abortion protesters at clinics. After the change to the abortion laws in Ireland are enacted, it may need to do the same. The Australian state of New South Wales had just passed legislation to enact an exclusion zone and Queensland will soon follow. The NSW bill passed parliament with overwhelming support, but there were two surprising votes against the bill. One vote against was by the Minister for Women and another was by a former Minister for Women. Good to know the Premier of NSW, Our Glad Berejiklian, voted for the bill, as did the Deputy Premier.
The NSW Minister for Women who voted against the exclusion zone was Tanya Davies. I know nothing about her, but shame shame shame. Do I take it from her no vote that she is pro women who are considering an abortion deserve to be harassed on their way to a clinic?
I know Pru Goward best from when she a feisty television current affairs interviewer for our ABC. She was just terrific, but now I am thinking did her political bias show back then, as she is now a Liberal (conservative) Party member and and her time in current affairs coincided with a Labor government. Whatever. She voted against an exclusion zone at abortion clinics and so she must also be for women being harassed as they are trying to make a monumental decision with the help of professionals within the clinic. Pru, it pains me to say this, but I am very disappointed and you disgust me.