It sounds like a military-grade weapon housed in an old Soviet-style arsenal.
And, given that its effects are bloody, deadly for the intended target and often involve collateral damage against ‘unintended’ victims, it might as well be described as a weapon.
However, any army using this weapon would be guilty of committing war crimes on a horrific scale. Generally speaking, civilised societies are opposed to militaries that specifically target children.
Yet that is what RU-486 does. It is a two-pill process used by pregnant women to kill the growing baby inside them.
Unfortunately, the Australian government is now going to use our taxes to subsidise this human pesticide.
Given that Julia Gillard and the femo-nazi brigade that she runs the country with are card carrying members of EMILY’s List, it is not surprising that they would champion this wasteful use of resources. They are pro-abortion and that means, frankly, that they support murder.
It is more surprising that Tony Abbott, supposedly a staunch Catholic, is not prepared to raise the smallest squeak against this bad idea. For a misogynist, he seems to lack a certain pair of masculine attributes starting with ‘B’: bravery and belief.
He is not prepared to bravely speak what he believes. And that means he really lacks any belief whatsoever. At least Gillard will stick to her guns – even in the face of electoral oblivion.
Given that the Prime Minister has today announced a massive budgetary black-hole of $12 billion, you could think be forgiven for thinking that some tough decisions might be taken to rein in spending.
And as we keep hearing from the pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion crowd that the government should stay out of the bedroom, you would think that this would be the perfect opportunity to cut some of the government spending associated with its decision to subsidise unproductive sexual activity.
But, instead of cutting funding for the pill and abortion, the government is now going to intrude further into the bedroom and offer more dollars to help those who can’t keep their pants on and deal with the consequences.
RU-486 costs between $300 and $800, according to various reports. With taxpayer subsidies, it will be reduced to around $35.
What makes this decision worse is the lie that RU-486 is a safe medication.
It has already killed an Australian woman and many more around the world. The bloody cramping it causes is long and painful and, as Senator John Madigan points out, there is not much evidence around to suggest that such a violent attack on the female reproductive system won’t also come with longer-term health consequences.
But then again, considering a baby’s heart will be pumping blood around a month after conception and RU-486 is designed to end its life, it is unsurprising that the mother’s health will also be callously disregarded. After all, the purpose of this medication is to kill.
The hypocritical chant that a woman should be able to choose what she does with her body is a blatantly false mantra.
There are plenty of things any sane government will not allow women to do with their bodies. Drugs, suicide, euthanasia are just a few. And to spare myself from the rabid rantings of the feminists, men are prohibited from these things as well.
There is a good reason for this. A government’s first duty is to protect its citizens from harm. This is especially true of its youngest and most helpless.
And, despite the catchy slogans, the government does have a place in the bedroom. If it didn’t, rape wouldn’t be illegal.
The whole purpose of the government’s involvement in sexual activity is to support children. Without them, there will be no future families. Without families there will be no society. And governments tend to collapse if the societies they govern crumble.
That is why a government has a vested interest in ensuring that families are strong, stable and able to raise children. In short, a government should encourage its citizens to engage in reproduction and it should support them to do so in the most efficient way – a lifelong commitment between a man and a woman with a public declaration of intent to raise children. You might know it otherwise as Marriage.
Abortion kills children while attacks on marriage, such as pornography, prostitution, contraception and divorce mean that many of those who survive are raised in less than desirable circumstances.
It is a sad state of affairs that neither major party in Australia is prepared to do anything in government to change this situation.