Morally handicapped politiciansby Peter DavidsonNews Weekly
, December 12, 2009
What a shockingly grim irony that the near-miraculous surgery to separate conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna which has brought such joy and pride to our nation took place in Victoria, the state which recently legislated to criminalise doctors who refuse to refer for abortion any woman who is carrying a pregnancy with similar defects, or even a perfectly healthy child.
How many of those politicians who voted for this vile legislation are today beaming with delight in the reflected glow of this amazing achievement, knowing that any doctor in Victoria who refused to condone the killing of such children before birth would be severely punished? What chance would Trishna and Krishna have had if they had been conceived in Victoria?
The next major medical breakthrough will come when surgeons find a way to separate the split personalities of these severely morally handicapped politicians so that they can for the first time look themselves honestly in the eye. It will not be a happy experience.Peter Davidson,