Public? Private? Who cares? The result is the same.

Simon Aiken

A couple of good articles in the local paper today, one from Pieter Mourik about a student-doctor’s experience of having to run the gauntlet to attend the clinic for work experience purposes (as he points out “the Helpers” are targeting publicly funded cases – those that can afford to/have health insurance can have an abortion at other locations in Albury); and a related article concerning privacy in such a small area (concerning facebook bullying) from our own Louise McOrmond Plummer.

20 hours ago


In Wodonga, women can cross the border to Albury for an elective abortion, but have to pay for the procedure in a private clinic. To have an abortion in a public hospital, women in the area have to travel the 700-kilometre return trip to Melbourne.
Pieter Mourik  The Age

Public, private…who cares?  The taxpayer funds it either way!  For a private abortion a woman or her health fund pays the gap but the taxpayer stills pays the same as they do for a public abortion.  Either way, the result is the same…a woman is hurt and a baby didn’t stand a chance.

One Comments

  1. Anna von Marburg

    Oooh, goodie! Simon’s back! Hey Simon, I’m still waiting on that research that shows that abortion is good for women and children. Come on…throw us a bone, a crumb, anything.

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