16th February, 06

The decision of the Lower House to repeal the control of RU486 by the Health Minister is a victory for women of Australia, democracy and a needed first wedge separating church and state. The women and men of parliament having unanimously voted on the facts presented in both the Senate and the House of Representatives are in need of congratulations for rejecting the strong theocratic push to override democratic process.

State and Federal governments must learn the lesson that religion and politics distorts outcomes and oppresses the very people who vote them into power.