February 14th, 2006


Umm ...

No-one seems to have commented on this article in The Age, with statements like this :

LIBERAL MP Danna Vale has raised the prospect of Australia becoming a Muslim nation, warning "we are aborting ourselves almost out of existence".

and this :

[...] when you actually look at the birthrate, when you look at the fact that we are … aborting ourselves almost out of existence by 100,000 a year — a guesstimate," Mrs Vale said.

Various sources seem to disagree, but a better guesstimate would be around 80-85,000 per year. More to the point, where are the people warning of Australia becoming a Catholic nation - there are nearly 4.8m of them, versus approx 200,000 Muslims (source, based on 1996 census), and Catholics are (supposed to be) against abortion and birth control. And who says that Muslims don't have abortions too ? (e.g. see here, different schools of Islam have different rules on the issue). And finally, who says that a Muslim Australia would be any worse than the one that the current mob of short-sighted narrow-minded con-men are creating ?
This is nothing but fear-mongering, trying to cloud the actual issue (who controls access to RU486) with irrelevant nonsense. Bah.

(Trish Draper, member for Makin, was mentioned in the article - anyone live in that seat ? Seems to cover the NE area of Adelaide, heading out Golden Grove way.)
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