Evolving Thoughts

Evolution, culture, philosophy and chocolate! John Wilkins' continuing struggle to come to terms with impermanence... "Humanus sum, nihil humanum a me alienum puto" - Terence

Friday, February 17, 2006

RU486 Bill passes with a large majority

The Australian federal House of Representatives did something entirely unexpected (to me, anyway) - they represented the Australian public! A vote of 95:50 in favour removed the veto for RU486, the abortifacient drug, of the minister, who at present happens to be a violently anti-abortion Roman Catholic, and gave it to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (our version of the FDA), where it should be.

I expect the Australian government to next be forced to withdraw from Iraq, and to show solidarity with Australian Muslims next. Then the UN will force the US to close Guantanamo Bay...