It is evident that Health Minister Tony Abbott has been fomenting this ill horror for some time.
Women will be required to declare abortions on their Medicare paperwork under a plan being considered by the HoWARd Government.
I can only assume that HoWARd (and others) ordered Tony to keep his social engineering to himself until the subject could be considered without the sensitivities of an imminent election.
I can just imagine the conversation:
Tony: "There are far too babies being killed John"
John: "Babies killed? Where?"
Tony: "Abortions. Morning after pills. Me, Nick, Ando, Kevin and God, we’re not happy"
John: "Listen Tony, if you keep quiet; Lie if you are directly questioned; Avoid media scrutiny of your agenda, then I’ll provide extra money directed to mothers who give birth to babies from midnight on 30 June this year. How does 3 thousand dollars sound? That should keep a few of them from aborting until after we win and then it’s all yours. Save as many as you can. Make it as difficult as possible. We’ll never stop the rich ones, but we will stop quite a lot. Use every Government Department that’s relevant. And Tony, remember my name is out of it"
Julie Robotham says it best.