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
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.
Anthony Albanese MP
Shadow Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Shadow Minister for Water
Federal Member for Grayndler
334a Marrickville Rd,
MARRICKVILLE NSW 2204
Ph. (02) 9564 3588 Fax. (02) 9564 1734
R1 60 Parliament House,
CANBERRA ACT 2600
Ph. (02) 6277 4031 Fax. (02) 6277 8445