Thursday, February 09, 2006
Safety is a 7.30 Report quiz
What on earth is a "backyard miscarriage" as mentioned by Tony Abbott? He didn't seem to be able to explain when pinned down by Kerry O'Brien on 7.30 Report to-night. But he told O'Brien that the only way to stop RU486 from leading to such a thing was for him to be quizzed by the 7.30 Report. Now your correspondent, dear reader, is unlikely to be in the market for the much debated RU486 but she does know a thing or two about miscarriages. One thing she can say for sure is that they are unlikely to happen in a backyard. More likely over the Royal Doulton in the WC. Tummy cramps tend to send one heading for the loo - not the backyard. But then how would Tony Abbott know - he's only the Minister for Health who wants to protect us - by means of the 7.30 Report - from the little pill that he dare not and will not trust to the expertise of science.