Monday, 6 January 2014

Red Mist Descends

I should really know better: when trying to work, don't read news that isn't sport.  I'll just find something that makes me rage too much to concentrate.
The prime minister, Tony Abbott, has distanced himself from the South Australian Liberal senator Cory Bernardi, who described abortion advocates as "pro-death" and suggested children raised by single parents were more likely to be promiscuous and law breakers.
Bernardi’s new book, The Conservative Revolution, also argues against other "non-traditional" families including step families and same-sex families, and says the “understanding that children come into families as gifts, not commodities” is missing in the push for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and surrogacy.
It seems the Senator also likes to criticise Islam, for reasons I'm sure are completely intellectual and not xenophobic.

In the interest of fairness, I don't know he's a hypocrite.  It's possible he also pushes for the logical extension of his policies; that if people can be forced to use their body to provide medical support, against their will and at personal risk, for people who don't even exist yet, we should do the same for people who do.  Mandatory organ and blood donation would be an obvious start.

But something tells me he doesn't.

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