Tuesday, 14 February 2006

Follow up to RU486 with my MP's reply.

Let's have three cheers for my local member for the
following reply to the email I sent via the GET UP

Thank you for your email regarding the abortion
drug RU486.

I believe Australian women should be able to make

informed decisions regarding personal health issues
with their doctor.

The availability of RU486 will assist women to retain

some control and dignity, in what I can only imagine
as being very difficult circumstances.

RU486 should be dealt with like any other medication:

that is, it should be the experts at the Therapeutic Goods
Administration who should determine if this drug is safe,
not the Health Minister.

It is alarming that the Health Minister Tony Abbott is in

a position where his moral views on abortion interfere
with the decisions he makes in the health portfolio.

I have always, and will continue to advocate that decisions

regarding women’s health issues should not be made by
politicians, but instead by women themselves in consultation
with their doctors.

Yours sincerely

Anthony Albanese MP

Shadow Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Shadow Minister for Water
Federal Member for Grayndler


Electorate Office:
334a Marrickville Rd,
Ph. (02) 9564 3588 Fax. (02) 9564 1734

Parliament House:
R1 60 Parliament House,
Ph. (02) 6277 4031 Fax. (02) 6277 8445


beche-la-mer said...

It's lucky you live in one of the grumpy inner-city electorates so that you have a reasonable MP. Imagine those poor sods who elected Danna Vale to represent them!

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