June 21st 2008


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EDITORIAL: 'Peak oil': Apocalypse now?

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Whither the Nationals?

ECONOMIC AFFAIRS: What happens after cheap credit, oil and food?

SAME-SEX RELATIONSHIPS: Rudd grants special rights to same-sex couples

FAMILY POLICY: Home truths about working families

EUTHANASIA: Assisted suicide: safeguards or naivety?

NATIONAL SECURITY: Soviet bloc espionage: setting the record straight

DEFENCE: Should Australia have nuclear defence capability?

CHINA: Beijing muzzles protests over Sichuan earthquake

UNITED STATES: Is Obama equipped to lead the free world?

CULTURE: How political correctness threatens Australian culture

ART: The downward spiral of modern art

Barack Obama's oratory (letter)

Why cutting Australian emissions won't work (letter)

Baby imports? (letter)

Short-term stupidity (letter)

CINEMA: New Narnian epic Prince Caspian surpasses expectations

BOOKS: INKLINGS OF HEAVEN: C.S. Lewis And Eschatology, by Sean Connolly

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Baby imports? (letter)


by Peter Townsend

News Weekly, June 21, 2008
Sir,

I refer to David Perrin's article, "Why abortion should remain a crime" (News Weekly, May 24, 2008).

Actor Hugh Jackman's wife, actress Deborah-Lee Furness, has been lobbying the federal government to relax the laws in relation to the adoption of babies from China.

She would be better off lobbying the government to stop the 100,000 abortions performed annually in Australia rather than lobbying to increase imported babies from China.

I feel for the childless couples, but if the women with unwanted pregnancies were paid the $5,000 that the government is talking about to give birth, then Chinese babies would be out of the equation.

Peter Townsend,
South Penrith, NSW




























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